Friday, August 3, 2012
Malingering Child Molester william ayres
william hamilton ayres, who molested many young boys while they were under his alleged psychiatric care and who has been deceiving the court with a competency gambit to avoid retrial for his heinous crimes, had a hearing today, covering the certification from Napa State Hospital that he IS indeed competent to defend himself in court, and to set bail.
At the hearing today, The Napa State report remained sealed, but the prosecutor was able to reveal more about the content of the report. According to the prosecution, ayres NEVER DID accept any treatment, and therefore was not "cured" by anything Napa did. Further, the report indicates that ayres was decidedly NOT acting as though he had dementia, and it was so apparent that laypeople, Nurses and Janitorial staff, all recognized that ayres was not suffering dementia. The report says that ayres is malingering.
The prosecutor called ayres' actions an elaborate two-year hoax. She indicated that even people at the county jail recognized that ayres was not suffering dementia.
However: bail was not set, and ayres will be returned to Napa State until decision can be made about bail. There will be another bail hearing next week on August 8th, at 11am.
The defense attorney argued that ayres has been free all this time, and is not a flight risk. Prosecution argued that in light of ayres' elaborate hoax, we don't know what his state of mind is. The judge wants to hear more.
The defense contested the certification, and so a hearing will be required. This will not be a jury trial, but instead will be a hearing to last about 7 court days, in front of the judge who heard matters today, and who presided over the competency trial.
More to follow later.
[Update: 2012/08/03-11am PST]: There is an article in the Mercury News (pdf) now, with similar detail.
©Salem-McMartin By Deep Sounding at 8/03/2012 09:45:00 AM