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

Monday, July 15, 2013


The motion hearing for Shane's case commenced around 12 noon today, in room 504, the courtroom of Judge Richard Price at the Bronx Supreme Court. In attendance were Shane's mother Joan, his wife Paula, children Shana, Brandon and "Little" Shane, as well as other family members and friends. Our investigator Doug Walters and his wife Leonore attended, having driven from Chicago several days ago. Most importantly, Shane was in the courtroom and able to see and hear his case being argued.

On advice from our attorney Robert Boyle, I cannot disclose details of today's hearing. Mr. Boyle was assisted by a staff member of The Exoneration Initiative. I can say that considering the scope of today's subject matter we did get off to a good start. Judge Price adjourned today's proceedings around 4:30 PM, and the hearing will continue tomorrow morning at 11:30.

Thank you for your continued interest in Shane Watson's case.


  1. Sharon Wagner MeskillJuly 16, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Sounds good Will!

  2. Through the grace of god and the hard work of your team I know you shall prevail my friend.