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

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas, Shane

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John1:5

Today is Christmas, 2013. It is the twentieth Christmas in prison for Shane, but thankfully this Christmas holds much more hope than any since 1993. The motion hearing has concluded and now we wait for Judge Price's decision regarding a new trial.

Shane is currently incarcerated at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, NY. I share with you some of Shane's letter to me dated December 16:

"I believe Judge Price has 90 days to give his decision, but judge's usually don't take that long. It won't be long now, as the hard part is over. Amen! Getting to this point was some ride, and took forever."

"Doug (Doug Walters, our investigator) and I have a basketball game to attend in February (smile). His Celtics vs.my Spurs."

"I wish our hearing could have been on Court TV. Amen!"

"Give everyone my love and let them know that I appreciate all the support. 'Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver' Amen! 2 Corinthians 9:7

your brother and friend,

P.S. I got access to the gym here as well at least six times a week. Not like Green Haven where one can't get to the gym without knowing someone or paying (unbelievable).

Merry Christmas to all-

Shane's mailing address:
Shane Watson
c/o Fishkill Correctional Facility
Box 1245
Beacon, NY 12508

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