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, April 18, 2013

From our attorney Robert Boyle" My reply (to the DA) is due April 29".

An update on the status of the case: today our attorney Robert Boyle confirmed that his formal response to the Bronx District Attorney's office's recent reply to our motion to vacate Shane's conviction is due on April 29. Accordingly, Mr. Boyle's reply will outline the foundation of our case based upon the new evidence compiled by our investigator Doug Walters. This all sets the stage for a hearing in court, which Shane has been long been waiting for.

In the meantime, I urge everyone to
1) stay in touch with Shane with letters. The address is
Mr. Shane Watson
DIN 93A9384
Green Haven Correctional Facility
PO Box 4000
Stormville, NY 12582

2) look for ways to raise contributions towards Shane's legal expenses. (Donations can be made easily on www.opusthirty.blogspot.com)

3) Contact any news/media outlets or persons in order to increase public awareness of Shane's story.

Thank you,

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