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, January 7, 2016

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Shane's case has hit a brick wall. This morning we reached out to Glenn Garber of The Exoneration Initiative whose organization assisted in the motion hearings. Glenn is also a friend of our attorney Robert Boyle. We are urging them to take the case to Federal Court, a move which would likely represent our last shot at exonerating Shane. We need a miracle.

What can you do??

Contact Mr. Glenn Garber or Ms. Rebecca Freedman at

The Exoneration Initiative

Mr. Garber is a friend of our attorney, Robert Boyle. Ms. Freedman assisted Mr. Boyle at the motion hearings in the Bronx Criminal Court. Urge them to take Shane's case to Federal Court, and show your support for Shane, who has now spent over 22 years in prison, wrongfully.

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