The San Mateo Daily Journal is now reporting on yesterday's hearing:
They report (as we did) that the third report is due back in court on March 4, 2011, and that they needed two more weeks to complete the report.
They are also reporting that regardless of the outcome, the william ayres' defense attorney will very likely request a jury trial. The reporter says that McKowan has indicated that May is the target month for the competency trial, due to ayres' attorney's other court obligations.
They also are reporting that if he's found incompetent, he'll be sent to a state mental hospital, but this does not seem to be set in stone, as we have on other occasions heard that that would be one possible outcome, but that it could also be something like "outpatient treatment." Apparently this decision will be made based on a number of critera, such as severity of whatever the alleged medical condition is, and some determination of whatever his risk to others may be. Perhaps these critera are already "known," and confinement to a mental hospital is the only option on the table.
It is my belief that the report will show that ayres is indeed competent. But for that we'll have to wait a couple more weeks.