Today. May 13, 2013
There are still outstanding matters, including the latest new claims that ayres is "incompetent" to defend himself at trial, in spite of court and medical professional findings that ayres exaggerated or faked his claims in order to continuously avoid prosecution.
This re-trial was originally slated to begin April 12, 2010.
It's been quite a long, faked delay, and we're not at all sure that we won't see plenty more.
The first few days are likely to be jury selection and other motions. We will post updates as we get them. If you need to know what's going on at the trial, you'd better get your ass there. Reporting may be thin.
Here we go again. Out with the old, in with the old.
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 is currently under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA.
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.