Lawyers plant drugs in school worker’s car because she said their son was ‘slow’By Mason White 1:22 PM February 9, 2016
|Kent Easter and Jill Easter|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A couple was jailed and they eventually divorced after planting drugs in a woman’s car in a revenge plot.
Now, the man and the woman were ordered to pay $5.7 million to the victim after attempting to frame her for insulting their son’s intelligence.
Kelli Peters of California, was the PTA president at the Plaza Vista School in Irvine, when she was confronted by Jill Easter, who demanded to know why her son was not outside waiting to be picked up from school.
Peters told her that her son is a bit “slow” when it comes to lineup. Somehow, the mother took the statement as an insult. She assumed that Peters said that her son was unintelligent.
Jil Easter became very angry and promised to take revenge against the school worker. She and her husband, who both worked as lawyers, began harassing Peters and they demanded that the school fire her.
However, the school determined that Peters did not do anything wrong and refused to terminate her. That is when the couple hatched an elaborate plan to destroy the woman.
The boy’s father, Kent Easter, called the police and told them that Peters was driving erratically. When police searched her car, they found marijuana and pills.
Peters was detained at school and questioned for two hours. She was devastated and told police that the drugs did not belong to her.
An officer said that although most people who are caught with drugs claim that they were framed, this time the woman seemed to be telling the truth.
After a search of her home, officers determined that the drugs did not belong to her. DNA on the drug pipe found in the car, belonged to Jill and Kent Easter.
Jill, who has since changed her name to Ava Everheart, was sentenced to 120 days in prison. Kent was sentenced to 180 days in prison.
The couple has since divorced and filed for bankruptcy. However, they were now ordered to pay $5.7 million to Peters.
Kent’s law license has now been suspended, while his former wife has been disbarred over the incident.