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

Thursday, December 18, 2014


On this night, just seven days before Christmas 2014, here is an important and timely plea.

On behalf of Shane Watson's supporters, family, friends, and most importantly, Shane himself, I call upon the Appellate Court to exercise mercy and SANITY by granting Shane a new trial which would ultimately pave the way for Shane to FINALLY be free.

Next Thursday, Shane will spend his 22nd Christmas in prison, locked in a cage like an animal although he is an innocent man.

The message of Christmas is the healing power of light coming into the darkness. May December 25, 2014 be the last time Shane spends Christmas Day behind bars. May the Appellate Court have the wisdom and common sense to recognize how flawed and contrived the DA's case against Shane is, and has always been.

The criminal justice system's level of integrity is only as high as its ability to recognize and correct errors it makes. Let us hope that the Appellate Court displays such integrity.

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