Kyron Horman And Habeas Corpus
KYRON Horman the missing Oregon schoolboy turns 8 soon. The case has focused on Terri Moulton Horman, his step mother and the last person known to have seen Kyron. She saw him on June 4 at his school’s science fair.
Terri Moulton Horman has been directly blamed for the boy’s disappearance by the natural mother and Kyron’s father and her husband, from whom she is now estranged.
The speculation has been fierce as the police rely on the media to extract a confession. But there is no official suspect. There is no sign of the boy. And there is no proof a crime was enacted. The case is being carried out in the court of public opinion where anything goes.
On the Early Show, CBS News Correspondent Bill Whitaker is talking with former federal prosecutor Laurie Levenson. Whitaker muses on a Terri Horman confession:
“I don’t know that even a confession itself would be enough. You have a lot of circumstantial evidence, but we don’t have the key evidence. We don’t have the boy.”
Habeas corpus predates the 24-hour media news cycle.
In other news, security has been upped a Portland, Oregon, schools:
Any adult visitor will be required to wear an official PPS color-coded badge — yellow for visitors, green for volunteers who’ve been through a criminal background check. And adults who visit frequently will be pressed to upgrade to the green pass…
Hillsboro also has switched to a color-coded badge system. An orange badge signals an approved volunteer who has cleared a state or national criminal background check.
What colour do people up to no good wear?