- Parent Volunteer Sues Mom-and-Dad Law Grads Charged with Framing Her in Fake Drug-Possession Case
Parent Volunteer Sues Mom-and-Dad Law Grads Charged with Framing Her in Fake Drug-Possession Case
Posted Aug 13, 2012 5:09 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
There's new trouble for two married California law graduates facing criminal conspiracy charges concerning a parent volunteer at their son's elementary school.
Kent Wycliff Easter, 38, and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 39, had already been accused by Irvine authorities of trying to frame Kelli Peters—who, the couple felt, had not properly supervised their elementary school-age son—by seeking her arrest in a fake drug-possession case.
Now, saying that she has experienced recurrent nightmares about being arrested and murdered by an unknown attacker, Peters has filed a civil suit against the Easters in Orange County Superior Court, the Orange County Register reports.
The suit seeks unspecified damages for false imprisonment and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, describing a year of turmoil, anxiety and fear among Peters, her husband and their daughter as a police investigation of the false accusations against Peters eventually resulted in a criminal case against the Easters.
The Easters, who are both graduates of well-known law schools, have displayed "absolutely no remorse for their despicable conduct, which has ripped apart the lives of the entire Peters family," the suit contends.
The article doesn't include any comment from the Easters or their counsel.
An earlier ABAJournal.com post provides further background and details the criminal case against the Easters, who are accused of conspiring to plant drugs in Peters' car, waiting until she drove it to the local elementary school and then anonymously tipping police about the contraband: