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, 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.

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