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, February 1, 2017

Hopeful Words and Thoughts from Shane

A letter arrived from Shane today. As usual, the letter began with a question: "How are you doing and feeling today?"
Next were the words "Praise Him!"

Shane went on to write: "(Attorney Robert) Boyle just sent me a copy of his response to the (Bronx) DA's December 28 letter (about) the order of the Court. So, the habeas corpus motion is now fully briefed, and (Robert Boyle) expects it will take the judge at least a couple of months to write a decision. Praise God for our Constitutional rights! I am feeling real good about it and feel that the Federal Court will not do us like the State Court. Amen!"

In other words, the Federal Court is now fully prepared to make a decision regarding our motion to overturn the State Court decision which denied Shane's release or a new trial.

Shane's letter concluded: "Give everyone my love and tell them to prepare to see me in the flesh real soon. Amen!" This was followed by a passage from the book of Romans, chapter 4: "...even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist."

A few days ago I sent a letter to Shane and included copies of comments made on the petition that has been circulating on his behalf. I am sure that Shane's spirits will be lifted once he reads them.  Thanks to all those who took the time to sign the petition and add their positive comments. If you have not signed the petition and would like to, just CLICK HERE.


If you would like to send a letter or note to Shane, the mailing address is:

Mr. Shane Watson
DIN 93A9384
c/o Otisville Correctional Facility
PO Box 8
Otisville, NY 10963

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