Orange County District Attorney Media Advisory
For Immediate Release, Case # 12ZF0153: October 30, 2013
WHO: Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 40, Irvine
WHAT: Pleaded guilty today to one felony count of false imprisonment by violence or deceit. She was sentenced to one year in jail and three years of formal probation.
Jill Easter’s co-defendant and husband Kent Wycliff Easter, 40, Irvine, is charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to falsely charge a crime, false imprisonment by violence or deceit, and conspiracy to commit a crime. He faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison if convicted. Opening statements in the jury trial are anticipated to begin sometime next week.
WHEN: Today, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
WHERE: Department C-34, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana
To read the original press release from this case, please select the Oct. 26, 2012, press release titled, “Husband and Wife Indicted for Conspiracy to Have School Volunteer Falsely Imprisoned by Planting Drugs in Her Car,” under Press Releases/Media Advisories at www.orangecountyda.com.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Chris Duff of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney 401 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, CA 92701