Kyron Horman: Desiree Young sues Terri Horman for $10m – Mulugeta Seraw is not poof
KYRON Horman: Desiree Young, Kyron Horman’s bith mother, is suing the missing boy’s step-mother, Terri Horman – the last person we know to have seen Kyron on June 4, 2010, the day he went missing in Portland, Oregon.
Young, married to local cop, suing Horman for “custodial interference” – keeping a parent from their child “permanently or for a protracted period.”
Only, Terri Horman has been convicted of no crime. She has been charged with no crime. We do not know if any crime befell Kyron Horman. All we know is that two years ago the seven-year-old went missing form his school in Portland, Oregon.
The lawsuit states:
“Terri Horman knows whether Kyron is alive or dead, and knows his present whereabouts or the location of his remains,”
The Oregonian states:
In a criminal case a defendant must be found guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” However, in a civil case a defendant must only be found guilty based on a “preponderance of evidence.”
What evidence? There is only a single fact: Kyron Horman is missing. A family law attorney named Drew Bobzien informs us:
“I explain to people as if you have a scale and drop one grain of sand on the scale, that’s all you have to show for preponderance of the evidence. So it’s a very low standard.”
Low’s not in it. And, in any case, Terri Horman is protected by the Fifth Amendment. She doensn’t have to say a thing. As the US Bill of Rights States:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
So. Because Terri Horman could a face a criminal trial, she need do nothing. She has no need to incriminate herself.
Says Kaine Horman, Kyron’s birth father:
“I think at this point in time, the gloves are off.”
They’ve been off pretty much from the moment the child went missing. This is just the latest attempt to apply pressure on Terri Horman. Kaine adds:
“This whole situation is about finding Kyron. There’s no mistake about it whether we’re going through a divorce or processing another part of the case that’s involved with this or what have you, the discussions are always, what’s the best approach to bring him home.”
The Oregoinain then adds this odd line:
Kaine says he barely thinks about his estranged wife anymore but he thinks about Kyron every day.
Oh really? Because he then states:
“From my perspective is anything that we can do that’s going to help reveal what’s happened and get him home sooner, I’m all for it. And if not doing something right now is the best approach or making a lot of noise by doing something right now is the best approach, by God we’re going to do it.”
What other facts about what is an open case?
Since Kyron’s disappearance investigators have received more than 5,000 tips, and they are still trickling in.
All investigated by a provincial law office?
Finally, what does Desiree Young seek? The lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages.
Is that all?
Young’s attorney, Elden Rosenthal, is optimistic of a win. The Oregonian reports:
Rosenthal noted that he was successful just over 20 years ago when he helped win a $12.5 million civil judgment against a white supremacist for inciting an attack by local skinheads who beat to death Mulugeta Seraw, a Portland State University student from Ethiopia.
“Just as we proved that case, I believe that we will prove this case,” Rosenthal said. “Just as the Seraw case brought some justice to Mulugeta Seraw’s family, I hope that this action will achieve some justice for Kyron’s parents.”
Only, that the appear omit to mention is that the Seraw case had a star witness named Dave Mazzella, who told the prosecution that Tom Metzger, founder of the White Aryan Resistance, had recruited the men who had murdered Seraw. The case had a body, killers, evidence of crime, a sucessful police investigation, and a witness. The disappearnce of Kyron Horman has one fact: the child is missing.