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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Light in the Darkness?

"Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to your name.
The righteous will surround me, for You will deal bountifully with me."
-Psalm 142:7

Next Friday will mark Shane's 22nd Christmas spent in prison. Twenty-two years of missed celebrations, twenty-two years of Christmas carols being sung behind prison walls while the world outside carries on its way oblivious to the plight of one wrongfully convicted. 

A note of encouragement, a letter or card can make a huge difference to one who is holding on to hope. In this season of light breaking through the darkness, you can be that Light just by taking a few minutes to write to Shane and remind him that he is not forgotten.

Also, an email to our attorney Robert Boyle encouraging him to file the Federal appeal for Shane would be another way of being proactive.

Shane's mailing address:

Mr. Shane Watson
c/o Otisville Correctional Facility
PO Box 8
Otisville, NY 10963


Robert Boyle, Attorney:

(Mr. Boyle is also on Facebook)

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