|Kent Wycliffe Easter.|
The second time was a charm for prosecutors as a jury this afternoon found Kent Wycliffe Easter guilty in his retrial for planting drugs in the PT Cruiser of a school volunteer the Irvine attorney’s wife thought had insulted their then-5-year-old son. Easter was convicted of false imprisonment by fraud and deceit. Jurors in his first trial had deadlocked 11-1 in favor of guilt on that same felony count.
It’s one of the strangest court battles we’ve followed here at Toke of the Town, easily rivaling the worst daytime soap opera script ever produced. And our friends at the OC Weekly have all the juicy details.