Welcome!

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



































































Wednesday, April 1, 2015

THE NEXT STEP: Information from our attorney Robert Boyle

Dear Friends,

As you know, our recent application to the Appellate Court was denied, once again defying logic and common sense.

As of this writing, Shane has been in prison for 21 years and 169 days. That's a long time to spend in a cage for a crime that he did not commit.

Here is what our attorney Robert Boyle wrote to me yesterday:

Since (Shane) already has been to federal court he needs the permission of the US Court of Appeals to file a second habeas corpus petition.  That would have to go to the federal Court of Appeals.  If they then give permission, he can file a second habeas petition.  The application to the Court of Appeals must convince them that the case has merit.  It is an extremely difficult standard to meet.

We are planning to go forward with this course of action.
 
Thank you for your interest in Shane's case.
 
 
 
 
 

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