Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Defense motion heard in Dr. William Ayres retrial

The wheels of justice turn round and round slowly for the survivors of San Mateo County child psychiatrist Dr. William Ayres, who is awaiting retrial on nine counts of child molestation.

Earlier this month, a defense motion was heard by Superior Court Judge Beth Freeman. Jonathan McDougall, Ayres’ new defense attorney, asked the Court for juror contact information from the first trial. Do any of you seriously think that former defense attorney Doron Weinberg didn’t already do just that? Me neither.

I did not attend, but Deep Sounding, the owner of the William Ayres Watch blog, and a survivor of Ayres’ fine doctoring (note sarcasm), did. He has written a very detailed account of the proceedings and offered a candid analysis. Please read his excellent entry and offer him your opinion at his blog. It is one of his most passionate entries since a mistrial was declared on July 27, 2009.

The retrial is scheduled for April 12, 2010 unless McDougall figures out a way to keep the delay, delay, delay tactic that Weinberg so successfully employed, managing to have the date of Ayres 1.0 re-scheduled four times.

Last month it was revealed that Boston police are looking for victims of Ayres who may have been treated at the Judge Baker Guidance Center between 1959 to 1963. Unlike California, Massachusetts has no statute of limitations on child molestation allegations and has successfully prosecuted cases of molestation by priests that occurred in the 1950s.

I do plan on attending as much of Ayres 2.0 as my personal economics and physical abilities permit.

November 17th Criminal Trial Motions Hearing

Defense wants jury IDs in molestation mistrial

William Ayres Watch blog

T & T’s coverage of Ayres case


Patient Advocate said...

I hope to attend also. Hoping for the a miracle that they finally lock this pedophile up.

Unknown said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all here!

Deep Sounding said...

Thanks for the post CaliGirl! And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone there!

Trapellar said...

Weinberg did indeed attempt to contact all of the jurors in the first trial. None of them would speak with him. The only one who did was that law school graduate hold out. Perhaps she is looking for a job with Whiney..