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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Quiet Days

We are still waiting, hoping and praying for Judge Price's decision on the motion hearings. There is no way to know when Judge Price will deliver his decision. In the meantime, the best we can do is to continue to keep Shane in our prayers, and continue to share his story.

I came into contact with Shane in 2003, very unexpectedly. A radio program on WBAI-FM (hosted by the late Al Lewis, "Grandpa" from the 1960's sitcom "The Munsters") invited listeners to send in a postcard with your name and address, so that an inmate might have the opportunity to correspond with someone on the outside for moral support. I sent in a postcard with my name and address, and 11 years later here we are, waiting for a judge's decision. This could never have been possible without the work of Robert Boyle, Doug Walters, and the support of many of what Shane calls "the team". Why not send a note of encouragement to Shane? It only takes a few minutes to do, and feels much better than playing with a smart phone or watching TV.

Shane's address:

Mr. Shane Watson
DIN 93A9384
c/o Fishkill Correctional Facility
PO Box 1245
Beacon, NY
Thank you.
Shane and Paula Watson

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