Saturday, January 31, 2015

What's Happening With Shane's Case?

I received an email this morning from our friend Doris Kersten in Pleasantville, NY, wondering what is going on with Shane's case right now. This prompted me to write this update.

We are now awaiting a decision from the NY State Appellate Court. Our attorney, Robert Boyle, filed a motion on August 21, 2014 to the appellate court, asking that Judge Richard Price's denial of our previous motion be overturned. Essentially, this means that Mr. Boyle officially requested that Shane's conviction be vacated, or that Shane at least be given a new trial, based on our new evidence and the overwhelming evidence already in place which supports Shane's innocence.

Now all we can do is wait for the appellate court to render a decision. Typically, these decisions are delivered within six months of the petition, so presumably we should be hearing something by mid-February.

In the meantime, please feel free to write to Shane and show your support:

Mr. Shane Watson
DIN 93A9384
c/o Fishkill Correctional Facility
PO Box 1245
Beacon, NY 12508
Thank you,
Will Duchon

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