ayres was found COMPETENT to defend himself at trial. The judge found that the testimony of Doctor Good, Warnick, and McIlnay to each be sufficient in and of themselves to find ayres competent.
Judge Grandsaert noted that he is concerned about the defendant's likelyhood to avoid return to court. He noted that ayres made suicide threats and statements to McIlnay that he'd like to be released so that he can run away with his wife and hide.
Bail is set at $900,000.00. McDougall requested a followup bail hearing TBD.
Criminal proceedings reinstated, and trial is (currently) set for 8:45 AM on March 11, 2013.
More to follow... give me a few hours....
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.