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, December 2, 2013

Fishkill Correctional Facility

Shane has been moved from Green Haven Correctional Facility to Fishkill Correctional. The reasons for the move are unclear, but Shane reports that Fishkill is a "better place", with no walls and an outside view from his cell. I heard this from Shane's mother Joan Watson, with whom I spoke on the phone this morning.

Last Wednesday, November 27 was the deadline for oral arguments to be submitted to Judge Price. Presumably, the judge now will make a decision regarding a new trial for Shane. We remain hopeful that Judge Price will see the light and rule for a new trial.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

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