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, November 14, 2013

Thoughts from Shane Today

Some thoughts from Shane , by way of a letter I received today, November 14, 2013.

"The long hard work is finally done (hallelujah) and the truth was finally revealed (in the court hearings) and is in God's hands, Amen! God's people are so special, and I am proud to be a part of His family.

I had a rough 24 hours going into court on the last day. They claimed they could not find my court bag which had all of my legal work plus clothes, shower gear, soap, etc. I did not get any sleep because I went straight to court from the clinic at Rikers Island. When I got back to Green Haven what did I find waiting for me but my court bag (unbelievable).

When I think of you, Leonore and Doug ((Doug Walters, our investigator and his wife) and the miles they drove to be (in court) I praise God!

I know it won't be long now for sure! (hallelujah).

Thank you all for reading this, and for your support.
Here is the envelope in which Shane's letter arrived. On the back of every envelope I receive from him, he writes a short scripture passage. Today's was from Psalm 27.

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