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Kyron Horman: Terri Horman Takes The Fifth As Police And Kaine Horman Fail

by | 6th, January 2011

KYRON Horman is still missing. Time for a round-up of the news since Anorak last reported on the case of the missing Portland boy and the police-sanctioned media witch hunt of would-be terrorist Terri Horman (the boy’s step-mother). The police have yet to ascertain if any crime befell Kyron. The case has gone nowhere. The disappearance of Kyron Horman has turned into a voracious media feeding frenzy.

Kyron Horman: The Search Becomes A ‘Witch Hunt’

The Suspects:

Police have interviewed 490 people who were at the Skyline School when Kyron went missing on June 4, 2010 . They are not certain they have spoken to everyone.

I think about this case constantly,” said Multnomah County sheriff’s Sgt. Keith Krafve. “Our biggest hurdle: We don’t have the kid, alive or dead.”l

The Divorce:

Kaine Horman, Kyron’s natural father, is seeking a divorce from Terri Moulton Horman. But there is no date for it to happen.

Back in October 2010, Terri Horman’s lawyer Peter Bunch…

…convinced a judge to delay the divorce proceedings for 90 days, arguing that the divorce case should not continue while an ongoing criminal investigation proceeds into Kyron’s disappearance.

This is because the twin cases could…

jeopardize Terri Horman’s Fifth Amendment rights not to incriminate herself. Bunch argued that law enforcement are trying to obtain discovery through the civil proceeding for the ongoing criminal case.

Can anyone not agree with Bunch? Kaine Horman has filed an affidavit. In it:

Kaine Horman called his wife an “emotionally disturbed individual” in the affidavit, referred to her failed polygraph tests and claimed alcohol abuse impaired her functioning since the birth of their daughter, Kiara. He said he believes Terri Horman was involved in his son’s June 4 disappearance and wondered if Kiara witnessed “some unimaginable act of horror” that day.

It’s brutal stuff. And it’s on the record. He says :

“It causes great pain to wonder if Kiara was with respondent on June 4, 2010 and witnessed some unimaginable act of horror. Until respondent begins answering questions about the events of June 4, 2010, I cannot support any contact between her and Kiara, even if supervised…

“I believe that Respondent is severely emotionally disturbed and unfit to parent Kiara. Her actions are horrifying and unexplainable,” Kaine Horman wrote. “Kiara’s physical and emotional safety are now at extreme risk.”

The Response:

Such improper and sanctionable actions by Father and his counsel must be rejected by this court,” Houze and Bunch wrote. “The inescapable conclusion is that such actions are not motivated by what is in the best interest of Kiara. … The full extent of the harm to Mother caused by these tactics is far-reaching, unacceptable and likely irreparable.”

The Media (this and the next two sections are written by the True Nelson):

The Sheriff’s Office’s mouthpiece seems to be the Oregonian , in the person of Maxine Bernstein, who it appears, has rather exclusive access. She has been remarkably unequivocal in publishing whatever information she is given, without asking any particularly hard questions. Some of the articles and information published have been unquestionably ruinous to the reputations of Terri Horman and some of her associates . Ms. Bernstein is conceivably comfortable doing this, based on First Amendment protections, and assurances that she has received solid information from the authorities. It is hard to believe that the Multnomah County District Attorney, Michael Schrunk, has not cringed when he’s read some of the Oregonian’s detailed articles. Furthermore, Ms. Bernstein likes to include in her articles, what might be considered personal homilies, like when the Sheriff recently stated that his young daughter asks him nightly when he will find Kyron. Or, that the Sheriff has taken his valuable time to escort Kyron’s biological mother, Desiree Young and her now husband, Tony , to lunch to discuss the case. Relevant or newsworthy, I’m not sure. Ploy for sympathy? I don’t know. Buying time? Maybe. In Ms. Bernstein defense, she is relatively young and perhaps a bit smitten with her inside access. A scoop is after all a scoop. The newspaper business is about selling newspapers and she seems to be accomplishing that quite effectively.

The Sheriff’s Office investigation, and their requests for additional money, have been somewhat tainted by the revelation that some deputies are receiving as much as $18,000, in a single month, for overtime. Shocking? It was to me.

The Police:

Due to Sheriff Staton’s rather parochial experience in law enforcement, as well as the limited jurisdictional responsibilities of his agency, he has become the unfortunate principal in a complex and publicity-gone-wild investigation. To his credit, he has asked for and received some degree of support from outside agencies, including the Portland PD, the Clackamas County SO, the Washington County SO, the Oregon State Police and the FBI. Nonetheless, he has retained overall control of the investigation clearly it is his ballgame to win or lose.

The Sheriff, perhaps

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