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

Friday, August 16, 2013


As we approach the close of Shane's motion hearing, the financial obligations have accumulated. Our attorney Robert Boyle has been exceedingly patient about collecting his very reasonable fee. He has paid out of pocket for travel expenses for witnesses and paralegal services. Our investigator Doug Walters has traveled thousands of miles to visit potential witnesses, visit the crime scene, and visit Shane in prison many times. Doug has never asked for a fee, and has only been reimbursed for his travel expenses ONCE. His costs have far exceeded the little reimbursement he has received.

I appeal to Shane's family and friends and their church fellowships to actively set their intentions on raising $10,000. We cannot afford to lose momentum, and the sad truth is that justice costs money.

As always, donations via PayPal can be easily made on the blog.

Next hearing date: Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 10 AM.

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