My name is Will Duchon. I live in Stratford, CT. This is the story of The Opus 30 Mission.


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.

For details of the Shane Watson case, please read the SUMMARY by our investigator, Doug Walters.


In April of 2016 I learned of the case of Mr. Robert K. Moore. I was invited to speak to a men's group about Shane Watson's case at Westchester Jewish Community Services in Yonkers, NY. The group is led by Mr. Mark Levine, LCSW. A week or so following the meeting, Mr. Levine emailed me about Mr. Robert Moore, who is currently incarcerated at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, NY.

This blog is simply a way to share Shane's and Robert's story as well as new and current information regarding their cases. 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.

Thank you for visiting.

Shane Watson's mailing address:

Mr. Shane Watson

DIN: 93A 9384

PO Box 8

Otisville, NY 10963

Mr. Robert Moore's mailing address:

Mr. Robert K. Moore

DIN: 15-A-0195

c/o Upstate Correctional Facility

PO Box 2001

Malone, NY 12953

Monday, January 20, 2014

Words from Shane

Here are some excerpts from a letter I received from Shane, dated January 13, 2014:

"It won't be long now and next Christmas will be very different. Amen ! (God willing). We already know that He is willing because He is good and wouldn't have brought me this far and not finish it. For His Glory! (Hallelujah)."

"I was just reminded of how blessed we are to still have our mothers. A guy here just lost his mother the other day. They are both Muslims. We've only got one! Amen!"

"I think it will be Seattle vs. Denver in the Super Bowl".

"I go to the gym and mainly watch basketball games because it's too crowded for me to really work out. So I work out at the dorm. They have a porch where we can do pull-ups and dips and push-ups."

"I am holding on,(and) looking forward to any day now for that good news from a foreign land. I've been doing my homework on (similar) cases, and it takes anywhere from three months after the hearing to usually get relief. (Hallelujah). I am reminded almost every mail day that I am not forgotten and in many prayers. Amen! (Hallelujah).

Today (January 20) the country celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. How fitting it would be to have a positive decision come down from Judge Price now, as we recall Dr. King's work and message about equality and justice.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

No comments:

Post a Comment