Wednesday, September 10, 2014

CA Attorney and Wife Charged With Planting Drugs on PTA Volunteer

This woman and the husband of the couple who admitted planting the drugs appeared on a television  court show. She was awarded $7,500 for her embarrassment and defamation. I am surprised she settled for that small amount. The couple was found guilty in a criminal court.

[From article]
Prosecutors say that Easter made a 911 call in February 2011 claiming that Kelli Peters, a PTA volunteer at his son's school, appeared to be under the influence of drugs and that he saw her hide the drugs in her car.
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Easter, of Irvine, planted prescription painkillers, marijuana and a marijuana pipe in Peters' car according to the district attorney's office. Easter was in constant contact with his wife, Jill Easter, by cellphone and text message as he did so, prosecutors said.
Police responded to the call, and found the drugs in Peters' car. She was interviewed for two hours but officers turned their attention to the Easters when they realized that the school volunteer was in class at the time Kent Easter accused her of hiding drugs in her car, authorities said.
Peters also vigorously denied knowledge of the drugs and a subsequent search of her home turned up no evidence of any other drug use.

Mother breaks down in tears on the stand as she tells court how rival parents 'planted DRUGS in her car' in bitter PTA feud
Kent Easter, 40, is being retried on charges of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit
He is accused of planting drugs in PTA volunteer Kelli Peter's car
His wife, Jill Easter, pleaded guilty to the same crime and was sentenced to 120 days prison and community service
The couple took a dislike to Peters over an incident at their son's school
Prosecutors say Easter planted the drugs and called 911 in revenge
The couple had previously unsuccessfully sued Peters and tried to take out a restraining order against her
A previous trial for Easter resulted in a deadlocked jury, 11 to one in favor of conviction
PUBLISHED: 10:24 EST, 29 August 2014 | UPDATED: 18:00 EST, 29 August 2014

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