Kent Wycliffe Easter and Jillianne Bjorkholm Easter Sued by Terrified School Volunteer

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Jillianne Bjorholm Easter
The husband and wife lawyers accused of planting drugs on an Irvine elementary school volunteer as revenge for their son getting disciplined have more court time coming their way.

Besides the criminal case against Kent Wycliffe Easter and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, they are now subjects of a lawsuit brought by the school volunteer.

Kelli Peters, her husband Bill Peters and their 12-year-old daughter have suffered fear, panic and anxiety due to the Easters falsely accusing the Plaza Vista School volunteer of being a druggie, according to the suit, which seeks unspecified damages "for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment."

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Kent Wycliffe Easter
What is most known is what the Easters are accused of doing on Feb. 16: placing a bag of Vicodin, Percocet, marijuana and a used pot pipe behind the driver's seat of Peters' unlocked vehicle at her home and, when she drove to school that day, anonymously calling Irvine Police to say the car was witnessed driving erratically, the driver was seen placing drugs behind her seat, and she was still on campus.

That led to Peters being briefly detained by police before the false story began to unravel, and the Easters were quickly suspected of felony counts that could send each to prison for three years.

But in her lawsuit, Peters describes a year-long nightmare of her and her family being terrorized by the Easters, who had unsuccessfully filed a suit against the volunteer in 2010. The Easters had alleged Peters falsely imprisoned their son and intentionally inflicted emotional distress by locking him out of the school building after a tennis class.

Now, Kelli Peters claims she suffers recurring nightmares of being arrested for reasons unknown and of having her throat slit by an unknown assailant who goes on to murder her family. Everyone in the Peters clan became emotional wrecks after the false accusation, according to the suit, which was filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Neither Easter has shown remorse for the false police filing, according to the suit.

Over on the criminal side, Kent Easter, a 38-year-old with Yocca Carlson & Rauth Attorneys of Newport Beach, and Jill Easter, a 39-year-old author who let her State Bar of California license expire, are each charged with conspiracy to procure the false arrest and charging of Peters, false imprisonment and conspiracy to falsely report a crime.

Kent Wycliffe Easter and Jillianne Bjorkholm Easter, Attorney Couple, Allegedly Planted Drugs on School Volunteer

Police say they were easily able to trace the false police call back to Kent Easter.

Under the name Ava Bjork, Jill Easter wrote a crime novel titled Holding House about some buddies who devise what they believe to be the perfect crime.

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In most states, the victim would have had to prove that the drugs were planted. Unless the offenders had been grossly incompetent (as in this case), she would have been unable to do so, and would have been wrongly convicted.

 

The existence of a constitution, or even the existence of a court, implies the rule of law. That means we are under a "government of laws", not a "government of men". But if someone can plant drugs among your belongings, and if you are then required to prove that the drugs are not yours (which you usually can't), then you are under a government of men, namely those who are willing to plant evidence. Therefore the "reverse onus of proof" - requiring the accused to prove lack of knowledge - cannot be valid in any jurisdiction (see http://is.gd/retstrat ).

 

So, if you are on the jury in a drug case, and if you are told that the defendant must prove that he/she knew nothing about the drugs, it is your civic duty to put the onus of proof back where it belongs (on the prosecution), raise it to the proper standard (beyond reasonable doubt), and hand down a verdict accordingly. To anyone who disagrees, I say: May it please God that drugs are found among YOUR belongings, and that you are tried by jurors who think as you did (cf. Proverbs 26:27; Matthew 7:2; Galatians 6:7).

949girl
949girl topcommenter

I wonder where they got the vicodin, percocet and marijuana?  Those aren't just things you have lying around the house if you aren't already using them yourself.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

I wonder what these two assholes are doing to protect their assets and how much they'll pay in the civil suit?

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

 @20ftjesus

 Definitely will be interesting to follow this development. They owe her big time.

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