Welcome!

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, November 18, 2013

Thank You

It gets very tiring to be constantly soliciting funds and support. The reality of the matter is that justice is not free.

This is a note to simply say THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to The Opus 30 Mission. I realize that we are all dealing with our own pressures and stress, and I cannot expect everyone to be as enthusiastic about Shane's situation as I am. Despite this, many, many people from all over the country as well as locally have contributed, and more importantly, taken the time to send Shane a note of support and encouragement.

Thursday, November 21 will be Shane's 48th birthday. Hopefully it will be the last birthday he celebrates in prison.

Thank you all.

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