Eric and Jillian’s pre-trial originally set for December 8th and rescheduled for January 26th was held as scheduled, however the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office requested that there be a second pre-trial which has been scheduled April 20th, 2021. Due to the recent elections, a new prosecutor has taken office and needs time to get up to speed on the case before proceeding with a potential trial.
What this means for Eric and Jillian? This means life will continue to remain as it has for the past 7 months. Restrained to the State of Michigan with Felony assault charges hanging over their heads and unable to move on from this ordeal. Presently, they are both still unemployed. Every job they've applied for has resulted in the same outcome, no employment. Jillian is currently receiving unemployment, however Eric has been denied unemployment by the State of Michigan as Oakland University has fought this benefit at every appeal. With 4 children, 3 of which are teens and one of them driving, they're on the verge of bankruptcy. They're not entirely sure how much longer they will be able to provide for their family and are doing their best to hold on. Any and all support in any form will be greatly appreciated.
Jillian is a devoted and loving wife and the mother of 4 boys. Jillian loves spending time with her family. She is employed full time and she still finds time to clean the house, prepare dinner, work as photographer for her children's' sporting events, help her husband with work functions and volunteer within her church and community.
Eric is a disabled veteran serving more than 13 years in the United States Air Force. He is a committed and caring husband and father of 4 boys. He enjoys spending time going on bike rides and mini-adventures with his wife and kids. They are active within the veteran community. Until recently, Eric served as the Coordinator for Veterans Support Services at Oakland University. Eric has also served as an advisor on veteran related issues to both Congressional representatives Mike Bishop and Elissa Slotkin.
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As you may know, Eric and Jillian have lost their jobs from Oakland University and Hallmark Corporation respectively. Thank you so much to those who have offered to help share in the great financial burden Eric and Jillian are now facing.
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