June 29th, 2011 8:45am
Status Conference after Competency Trial Mis-Trial
There will be a conference on Wednesday, June 29th at 8:45am to discuss next steps for case of william hamilton ayres, alleged psychiatrist, who molested many young boys under the guise of providing psychiatric care.
On June 17th, mistrial was declared in ayres' sham competency trial. The court has set a re-trial date for August 22, 2011, but there is a status conference on Wednesday, at which point this may change.
From discussions in court and in the paper, it seems that they may not go ahead with a re-trial for the competency portion of the case. Even if they do have a trial and determine that he is competent, there seems to be indication that there will be no criminal re-trial, and if he is found incompetent, he may get "outpatient" treatment.
At this point it's looking very much like ayres will walk, even though he's a habitual molester, and has been for many years.
Please read the post and comments immediately below this one for discussion. There is an article in the San Mateo Daily Journal as well: Read More Here