My name is Will Duchon. I live in Stratford, CT.

In 2003 I encountered Mr. Shane Watson, who is currently serving a 25 year to life sentence for second-degree murder. After careful review of the case transcripts, police reports, trial transcripts and other documentation, it became clear to me that Shane is not guilty of this crime. His case is an example of flawed "eyewitness" testimony, an incredibly flimsy prosecution, and essentially a travesty of justice. Shane is 50 years old, and has been in prison since 1993.

I followed up my suspicions about the case with Dr. Jennifer Dysart, currently a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. Her SUMMARY confirmed my suspicions.

Along with some dedicated friends from Pleasantville Presbyterian Church in Pleasantville, NY, Monroe Congregational Church in Monroe, CT, the fine attorney Robert Boyle of New York City, and our dedicated investigator Doug Walters of Chicago, I am seeking to have Shane's conviction overturned so that ultimately, he will be free to enjoy his life.

This blog is simply a way to share Shane's story as well as new and current information regarding his case. I encourage you to read the posts that describe the details of his case. It is also an opportunity to learn about how flawed the criminal justice system is.

For details of the Shane Watson case, please read the SUMMARY by our investigator, Doug Walters.

Thank you for visiting.

Shane Watson's mailing address:

Mr. Shane Watson

93A 9384

PO Box 8

Otisville, NY 10963

Wednesday, August 1, 2012



Dear friends,
 On Monday, July 30 our attorney Robert Boyle filed an excellent and thorough motion (52 pages, and a supplement) in Bronx Superior Court, to vacte Shane's 1993 conviction. This is a huge step forward, and hopefully will lead to Shane's release from his nineteen year imprisonment.
 I am reaching out to all of Shane's family and friends and their churches to PLEASE contribute generously to Shane's defense fund. We need another $7500 to complete our payment for legal fees. Donating is EASY: make a donation online using a debit or credit card on the homepage of this blog.
 Alternately, checks made payable to THE OPUS 30 MISSION can be mailed to me:
Will Duchon
8 Peak Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Thank you for your support. As always, I encourage you to write to Shane and let him know that he is not forgotten:

Mr. Shane Watson
Green Haven Correctional Facility
PO Box 4000
Stormville, NY 12582

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