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

Sunday, October 27, 2013


On Wednesday, October 23, Judge Richard Price heard oral arguments from both sides on the matter of the motion hearing for Shane Watson.

As I reported in the previous post, our attorney Robert Boyle spoke at length in defense of Shane, laying out our new evidence clearly and specifically.

Following Mr. Boyle's address to the court, the lead prosecutor spoke for about 45 minutes in a highly theatrical and histrionic manner. His basic argument was "a jury found Shane Watson guilty the first time ( in 1993) and so he must be guilty." The prosecutor simply has nothing to argue, simply because there was never any strong evidence of Shane's guilt to begin with. In typical arrogant style, the logic of the prosecution team seems to subscribe to the idea of "we won the first time, therefore we must be right". At one point Judge Price reprimanded the prosecutor for excessive theatrics.

NEXT: Judge Price ordered that both sides submit written arguments by November 27at the latest. Once the judge reviews these arguments, he will make a decision as to whether or not Shane will receive a new trial.

Thank you for your continued interest and support. I ask that you share this information with as many people as possible. Donations can be made on our blog or at Indiegogo.

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