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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Judge Richard Price has scheduled the motion hearings to resume on Monday, July 29 at the Bronx Supreme Court, room 504. At that time Judge Price will hear more testimony about Shane's case, and hopefully the judge will order a new trial for Shane.

As always, we are in need of funds to cover legal expenses. These expenses are not limited to the attorney fee, but also include costs for paralegal services, travel costs for witnesses (our first witness had to travel from Georgia, for example), exhibit costs (new photos of the crime scene) and projected costs in the event of a new trial.

Our current financial goal: $12,000.

Like most people I know, I personally do not have an extra $12,000 laying around, and all of us have our own financial responsibilities and pressures. This is well understood. Perhaps you know of someone with substantial financial resources, or an organization, a church, a synagogue, etc. that would be drawn to this case.

Thank you for your interest.

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