Reminder - Court TODAY: Mon, Aug 26, 2013.
This is a reminder that Monday, August 26th, 2013, victim impact statements will be heard in court as part of the sentencing proceedings.
As we've noted in prior posts, sentencing was scheduled for the 26th, but the defense has indicated that they will bring motion to retract the "No Contest" plea on the story that ayres is now really, really, really, really too demented to be sentenced -- Fo' reals this time -- pinky promise!
Because of this motion, things are somewhat more up in the air than they should be.
What IS going to happen: Victim impact statements will be given. Pursuant to Marsy's law, the prosecution, and especially the court have expressed the urgency to allow the victims to give impact statement, and to allow for work time-off timing, etc, the date was picked, and so they are promising that impact statements WILL occur.
What May or May Not happen: We don't know for sure about the rest.
The defense motion MAY or MAY NOT be heard, and depending on the outcome of that motion, sentencing MAY or MAY NOT happen tomorrow. It's also possible that those things may happen at a later date. We will post updates as we learn more.
TIME TO BE THERE:
Victims and families and friends of victims should be there to show support and impact. Court is in session at 9am Pacific time, Monday August 26, 2013. 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA.
There will be time for victims, family, and friends to assemble just after 8am, prior to the hearing.
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. After years of playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres had his bail revoked on August 7th, and is in San Mateo County Jail awaiting sentencing. 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.