REMINDER: Criminal Hearing TODAY
March 5, 2013 8:45 am
Southern Branch, Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
This hearing is for a request by the Defense Shyster to delay the trial for a myriad of made up reasons (see the post below this one), and because he brazenly scheduled himself for another trial for the same time as the ayres trial.
The prosecutor will argue for or against delay -- No idea which.
Personally, I'd not like further delay, but do think a change of venue is needed. But I'd also like to see the judge tell McDougall that he'll be jailed for contempt if he's not in court for the ayres trial on the 11th. (And as one astute commenter noted below, judges with testicular fortitude have done just that.) Can't have all three though.
If you're planning to attend the hearing: SHOW UP EARLY. The DA has been known to start early in order to avoid making the proceedings public.
If you need court information, look here: ayres' Court Dates
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.