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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Time to Heal

As I sat in courtroom 504 on Monday the most compelling aspect of the proceedings for me was to see Shane sitting at the defense table. He listened and absorbed the facts of his wrongful conviction, as expressed by his attorney and heard by a judge and others in the courtroom. It was the first time in many years that the injustice of his case was being addressed publicly, and for Shane it was an emotional time. The facts of his case which have consumed his private thoughts while in prison were finally being heard.

We are at a critical point. Right now our most pressing need is funding. I ask everyone involved, (family, friends, supporters) to seek any contributions so that we can finish this case. Donations can be made on this blog via PayPal, or mailed to
The Opus 30 Mission
Will Duchon, Director
8 Peak Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

1 comment:

  1. My prayers are with Shane. The truth exists, a lie does not. The truth has come out, I pray now that justice follows.