There is a new article on the ayres story posted in the San Mateo County Times. Have a read:
And a second article today: this one about the animosity between victim's advocate Victoria Balfour, and the prosecutor Melissa McKowan:
Important point from comments about the above news article:
According to the article, McKowan placed Amati Mehler and another person who trained at Judge Baker, Dr. Joseph Mullen, on her witness list for the 2009 criminal trial, but she didn't call them to the stand.
BUT: look at what she says about the SAME witnesses on her blog comment.
Blog comment made by San Mateo prosecutor Melissa Mckowan. Confirmed as Mckowan’s by her supervisor, Assistant District Attorney Karen Guidotti:
Melissa McKowan said...
But take my word for it, any "credible" tip that has come in has been looked into. So far, until this particular unattributed blog entry, I have never seen any "independent investigation" that has led to the discovery of an actual witness. For instance, the three (not four) Judge Baker Graduates who would allegedly have debunked Ayres' statements about being trained there--did NOT confirm to the police or the DA what it was alleged in the blogs that they would say. One told me that she had told the reporter who talked to her that she didn't know anything about Ayres and was in school later than him and that although she could say SHE was never trained to give exams, she "couldn't say for sure what his training was." That is NOT helpful. Another one refused to testify and the last one is physically unable to travel and lives in Europe.
Note that today (10/26/2011) is the deadline for william hamilton ayres to be admitted to Napa State Hospital, for an undoubtedly short stay before he is most likely released back into the community; the San Mateo County District Attorney having utterly failed to obtain any significant time in lockup or even registration for yet another child molester.
If ayres does manage to get himself admitted, then by this time next week (November 2nd, 2011) he will be receiving his $750,000 in bail money back.