Joshua Melvin has posted this evening's article in the MercuryNews. Please go read it.
Joshua mentions that in McDougall's closing statement, he says:
"Step back and think of this as humans," "He's not competent to assist in defending himself in the most important (moment) of his life."
ayres is not human. One must have a soul to be human. ayres has already faced the most important moment in his life, and it was that moment in which he surrendered his soul to follow his perverse, prurient sexual fascination with the first young boy. he re-confirmed the surrender of his soul each and every time he selected a new young victim, and he did it even though he was trained to understand the bleak damage that it would cause his victims. Over and over and over and over again, he demonstrated willingness to participate in Evil.
ayres is an empty husk, a bankrupt proposition: devoid of value. his life has long since been forfeit.
Personally, I hope the weight of the lie in McDougall's statement does not press on the hearts of the jury. They too, are innocent bystanders burdened by the evil that william ayres has wrought.