REMINDER: On October 26, 2012 at 9am at the Hall of Justice and Records (400 County Center,Redwood City, CA) william hamilton ayres is slated to start his competency trial. This is to be a hearing or trial in front of Judge Grandsaert, and is expected to last about two weeks. There is no jury, only presentation of reports and expert witnesses in front of the judge. The pervert child molester's defense attorney has stated that he will be taking the stand as well, to testify about his observations and alleged statements attributed to him in the Napa State hospital reports.
If the judge finds ayres to be competent after the hearing, then charges can be reinstated, bail arguments can then be heard, and the prosecution can then attempt criminal re-trial if they so desire. If the judge finds ayres to be incompetent, it's not entirely clear what the next steps will be, but guesses have ranged from return to Napa, to release on his own recognizance , or into the medical conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA. I think it's unlikely that ayres will return to Napa State, as they've already stated that he is competent, and is malingering; lying about his incompetence in order to avoid criminal prosecution.
As of October 18th, we have not heard of any further delay to the proceedings. It's probably less likely that there will be delays, as this time around, ayres is locked up in jail waiting for his attorney to finish his current caseload before the competency issue can be heard.
william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. ayres has been delaying his way through the system free from custody until this latest gambit to skirt prosecution by playing demented for the courts. ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission," including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart Blinder, Etta Bryant, Mel Blaustein, Harry Coren, Tom Ciesla, Robert Kimmich, Larry Lurie, Maria Lymberis, Richard Shadoan, Captane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.