Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Competency Trial Day Seven - Brief Update

[Original Post by DS: 06/15/2011 12:45PM PST]
[Update by DS: 06/15/2011 3:15PM PST]
Brief update:

Testifying for the Prosecution is Paul Good. If this is the same Paul Good who I think it is, he is a Ph.D clinical and forensic psychologist. He was paid by the State of California to evaluate ayres. He is an "expert witness on mental state defenses, sexually violent predator commitments, sex offenses, death penalty cases, false confessions, Miranda waivers" according to his web site.

This morning, Good testified that he believes that ayres is totally competent to stand trial. Good is one of the doctors to file the initial medical evaluation reports requested by the court. We don't have additional information at this time.

For what appears to be the first time during the trial, ayres was taking notes.

Afternoon Update:
The other doctor hired by the State to evaluate ayres is now on the stand. I believe his name is Wilkenson.


  1. Love the Greig. lol

  2. Deep:
    What's this I hear about your blog being mentioned during testimony this morning? Also, we hear that a certain victims' advocates name was brought up, too! Do tell!