Mistrial declared for lawyer accused of helping wife frame school volunteer
Posted Nov 21, 2013 6:50 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
After a jury deadlocked 11-1 for conviction, a California judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the case of a lawyer accused of helping his wife (also a graduate of a prestigious law school) frame a volunteer at their son's elementary school by planting prescription painkillers, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her car.
Easter's wife took a plea earlier in the Santa Ana case, getting a four-month jail term for false imprisonment, and he defended his case by pointing the finger at her.
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