The money's run dry, and there are four civil suits currently pending against the child psychiatrist.
Of course McDougall asked for a continuance so he could get up to speed. He requested an April start day with a February "readiness hearing" so he could let the court know if he was ready to begin.
Deputy District Attorney Melissa McKowan is good to go, and wanted a new trial date set today.
Superior Court Judge Beth Freeman stated that she did not feel an April start date was reasonable at all. But she did grant a continuance until October 9, where it is expected McDougall will continue the tried and true practice of "I'm not ready, I need to re-investigate this whole case, Weinberg's strategy was all wrong."
Which is an insult to Doron Weinberg. By hitting the jackpot with a new grad attorney on the jury, the lone hold out, Weinberg's strategy was genius. His client was guilty as heck and Weinberg got his client another holiday season at home. Questioning Weinberg's strategies or abilities as a defense attorney are a pretty crappy tactic but all too common.
For more, go to Deep Sounding's blog and offer him some support. I guess good things are worth waiting for (shrug—the good thing being putting away a child molester for a very long time).