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

Monday, August 13, 2012


 I received a letter from Shane, dated August 8, 2012. Shane wrote this to me after receiving my latest letter to him in which I informed him that the motion to vacate his conviction had been filed on July 30. I also sent Shane a copy of our investigator Doug Walters' summary.

 Here are some excerpts from Shane's letter of August 8, 2012:

"Yes indeed! Hallelujah! The step we have been waiting for. It would not be possible without you all; everybody played a part (in this). Amen! It tells how it takes a 'team' to acheive getting a wrongful conviction overturned and 'heart' with the 'whatever it takes' attitude, as Doug always said.

 "I did know that I had a (FACEBOOK) page, but not that many followers! I have been blessed with coming to know so many others through you.. It won't be long now."

 your brother and friend,
As of today, our goal is $7500 to cover the remaining balance of Shane's legal fees. Contributions may be made easily on this blog using PayPal.

If you feel inclined to write Shane a letter, the mailing address is:

Mr. Shane Watson
DIN 93A9384
Green Haven Correctional Institution
PO Box 4000
Stormville, NY 12582

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