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

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Send Shane a birthday greeting

On November 21, Shane will celebrate his 47th birthday. Eight days later, on November 29, a hearing is scheduled in Bronx Supreme Court, regarding the motion to vacate Shane's conviction.
Shane will celebrate Thanksgiving with Paula and the children at Green Haven.

Why not send Shane a birthday card/letter of encouragement? The mailing address is:

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

1 comment:

  1. My dearest Shane, you have weathered the stom all of these years! I know you will be vindicated soon. Don't ever think that you are not in my heart and in my prayers! I spoke to your mom recently and she knows that you will be home soon! Paula, I think that you are a gem! Keep your head up, your husband will be home soon! I'm starting to cry now, stay strong Shane! Julie