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, September 12, 2013


SEPTEMBER 20 is the scheduled date for what should be the final day of the motion hearing in the Bronx. After this, the prosecutors and our attorney will submit their written arguments, then will be heard in court when oral arguments are presented to Judge Price, who will then make the decision to call for a new trial for Shane, or not.

We are always in need of financial support for legal fees. Donations can be made on this blog via PayPal.

 Thank you for following Shane's story. We all have our own pressures, responsibilities and struggles. Taking the time to read and think about someone in prison requires an intentional effort. Please know that I am very grateful for all the support that Shane Watson has received from many people, and I assure you that Shane feels the same, many times over.

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