Anorak News | The Kyron Horman case is about to explode: why is Terri Horman the ‘prime suspect’?

The Kyron Horman case is about to explode: why is Terri Horman the ‘prime suspect’?

by | 23rd, September 2012

KYRON Horman: The child is still missing from his home in Portland, Oregan. The latest news is interesting.

A US reader writes:

OKAY – the judge ruled Desiree’s Young civil suit is going forward but he is protecting Terri Horman’s rights.

Desiree Young is Kyron’s birth mother. Terri Horman is the child’s step-mother – a woman whom Young says knows what happened to Kyron. Terri Horman denies any wrongdoing.

Young and Kaine Horman, Terri’s estranged husband, and Kyron’s birth father – have been tearing Terri apart in public.

Why? No evidence has been supplied to say what happened to Kyron Horman, let along if he fell victim to a crime. It is single thread story being spun by an unprepared police force and a tame media.

The monocular view that Terri Horman had a hand in Kyron Horman’s disappearance is based on media reports and Desiree Young’s media briefings. To compound the story, Young is married to a local policeman. Young says Horman kidnapped Kyron. Terri Horman has never been arrested. There is no evidence that she kidnapped Kyron.

Young entrusted Kyron to Terri Horman’s care in 2003. She has now filed a civil lawsuit demanding $10 million dollars in damages. The suit leaves room for Young to get more cash should she win.

Multnomah County Judge Henry Kantor has said Desiree Young’s civil suit can proceed against Terri Horman.

Fair enough. What sesm unfair – inded, wrong – is the Oregonian reports:

The judge noted that Horman is a “prime suspect” in the criminal investigation into Kyron Horman’s disappearance from Skyline School in June 2010.

Prime suspect? But there is no evidence of wrong doing. All we know is that Kyron Horman vanished and Terri Horman is the last person known to have seen him. Terri Horman is not a prime suspect – she is the only line of enquiry.

The Oregonian reports:

Terri Horman’s lawyer, Peter Bunch, had urged the court to delay the case for at least two years and allow the criminal investigation to continue unimpeded. Bunch argued that his client would not be able to defend herself and the civil proceeding would “eviscerate” Terri Horman’s constitutional rights and threaten the grand jury process.

Young’s lawyer, Elden Rosenthal, objected to any delay, noting that more than two years have passed since Kyron disappeared without a criminal indictment issued.

The judge agreed that the lengthy passage of time without an indictment swayed his ruling to allow Young’s civil case to proceed.

“This court concludes that the passage of time without indictment is very significant in this particular case and provides a substantial counterweight against the overlapping of allegations,” Kantor wrote in his ruling.

They want justice. But this is a desperate and flawed way to seek it.

There is some dark irony on the website of the National Center for Missing And Exploited Children:

Kyron’s photo is shown age-progressed to 9 years. He was last seen at school on June 4, 2010. Kyron was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with “CSI” in green letters and a handprint graphic. He was also wearing black cargo pants, white socks, and black Sketchers sneakers with orange trim. Kyron may wear glasses.

CSI. Crime Scene Investigation. Looking for clues to build and support a criminal case.

In court, Horman will be represented by three lawyers: Mark Wagner, Peter Bunch and Stephen Houze. Yeah. Only three. The US legal system is big business.

Chances are they will ask Kaine Horman and Desiree Young about their private lives. The mud will fly. How any of helps Kyron Horman remins to be seen. As yet, nothing has…

Kyron Horman has been missing since June 4, 2010.

The story so far.

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