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

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thoughts from Shane

We are still waiting for a decision from Judge Richard Price regarding the hearing on the Motion to overturn Shane's conviction. The motion hearings concluded in October of last year, in the Bronx Criminal Court.

I received a letter yesterday from Shane, in which he once again displayed tremendous faith and patience regarding this period of waiting:

"As long as it may seem (waiting for a decision from Judge Richard Price) we're right on schedule. I was going over the Carlos Morillo case, so similar to ours. (Attorney Robert) Boyle cited it in the motion. The D.A. tried to oppose and defend the conviction like they did with ours, in the Bronx. His (Morillo's) hearing started on September 20, 2010 and went on for months. The judge granted the motion on September 1, 2011. Then he (Morillo) went home November 20 or 21st, 2011. Hallelujah!

So the point I am making is we're in May now, and our hearing began on July15, 2013, a day I will never forget, Diane A. Watson's birthday (Shane and Paula's daughter). So Judge Price now has May, June and July (to make it) one year."

Let's keep the positive energy going.

Please take a few moments to drop a line to Shane:

Mr. Shane Watson
DIN 93A9384
c/o Fishkill Correctional Facility
Box 1245
Beacon, NY 12508


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