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, August 22, 2013


The motion hearing will enter what will most likely be the final segment on Monday, August 26, @ 10 AM in courtroom 540 before Judge Price, Bronx Criminal Court, 265 E. 161 Street, Bronx.

This is a critical phase in Shane's case. At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Price will set a date for oral arguments to be heard from the DA's office and from our attorney, Robert Boyle. Following this, Judge Price will decide whether Shane receives a new trial or not.

Tonight I watched a very powerful documentary titled WEST OF MEMPHIS which told the story of Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin ("The West Memphis Three") who were wrongfully convicted of a triple homicide and served 18 years in prison before being released. The similarities between this story and Shane's are striking: a rush to judgement on the part of a biased DA, a total lack of investigative work following the crimes, blatant lying and misleading of witnesses on the part of the prosecutor, etc., etc. I urge you to watch this compelling and disturbing film, and as always, I urge you to read Doug Walters' summary of Shane's case.

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