My name is Will Duchon. I live in Stratford, CT. This is the story of The Opus 30 Mission.


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.

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


In April of 2016 I learned of the case of Mr. Robert K. Moore. I was invited to speak to a men's group about Shane Watson's case at Westchester Jewish Community Services in Yonkers, NY. The group is led by Mr. Mark Levine, LCSW. A week or so following the meeting, Mr. Levine emailed me about Mr. Robert Moore, who is currently incarcerated at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, NY.

This blog is simply a way to share Shane's and Robert's story as well as new and current information regarding their cases. 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.

Thank you for visiting.

Shane Watson's mailing address:

Mr. Shane Watson

DIN: 93A 9384

PO Box 8

Otisville, NY 10963

Mr. Robert Moore's mailing address:

Mr. Robert K. Moore

DIN: 15-A-0195

c/o Upstate Correctional Facility

PO Box 2001

Malone, NY 12953

Friday, January 25, 2013


After two prior delays, January 31 was set as the date for the hearing on our motion to vacate Shane's conviction. Yesterday I emailed our attorney, Robert Boyle, asking whether the hearing was still on the calendar. His reply arrived in my inbox this morning:

NO. The DA will be filing their reply the first week of February. I will have two weeks to reply. We will then have a court date where folks should come likely the first week of March.

This should not be surprising, given the DA's history of indifference. This latest delay is outrageous and shameless. Obviously, the DA has no concern for Shane's sitting in prison for yet another few months.

The positives to take from this:
1) it is clear  that the DA's office is aware of how indefensible their position is, and of Shane's innocence. Thus the delays.
2) We must not forget all the work and effort it has taken for us to be in this position: the DA cannot delay this forever. Shane's day in court is a reality and will happen.

Please keep the faith.

1 comment:

  1. It is a shame at the reckless
    disregard for TRUTH that is shown by those who claim to represent it. This system we live under is simply a disguised form of slavery. You are in my prayers my friend. My hope and belief is that you will be out soon. Keep the faith.