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Post by mom_in_il on Tue May 22, 2012 1:50 am

Kaine Horman discusses the search for Kyron


Published on May 18, 2012 by KOINLOCAL6
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Post by mom_in_il on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:03 pm

Kyron Horman's mom plans to file civil suit against Terri Horman

By Colin Miner, John Tierney and Anna Canzano KATU News Published: May 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM PDT
Last Updated: May 31, 2012 at 11:47 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - Desiree Young, the mother of missing boy, Kyron Horman, plans to file a civil suit against the boy's stepmother, Terri Horman.

The lawsuit, which sources tell KATU News will be filed on Friday, accuses Horman of "custodial interference."

Under Oregon law, custodial interference involves keeping a person from their legal custodian "permanently or for a protracted period."

Terri Horman was the last person known to have seen Kyron Horman before he disappeared from Skyline School almost exactly two years ago.

While Horman has never formally been named a criminal suspect, she has long been in the spotlight of the investigation.

It's not clear what evidence Young will lay out in her lawsuit.

It's also important to note that this civil suit is different from a criminal indictment and was not brought by prosecutors. There is a lower burden of proof to find someone guilty in a civil suit compared to a criminal trial.

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."

"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," said family law attorney Drew Bobzien. Bobzien is not involved with the Young lawsuit.

Young and her attorneys are filing the lawsuit now because there is a two-year statute of limitations on bringing a suit. Kyron was reported missing on June 4, 2010.

Even with the lawsuit, we shouldn't expect to see Terri Horman take the stand and testify about the case. She'll be protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution against incriminating herself because she could still face criminal charges in the case.

"There isn't really any reason to think that any kind of evidence would shake out of the tree," Bobzien said.

Anything Horman says in a civil case could ultimately be used against her in a potential criminal case.

A judge, however, could allow the civil trial to proceed without Horman's testimony, which would make it difficult for her to defend herself.

Law enforcement sources told KATU that members of the Kyron Horman task force met once again on Thursday morning to discuss the latest developments in the case.

Kaine Horman Reacts: 'The gloves are off'


In reaction to the expected civil lawsuit, Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, said standing next to the Wall of Hope, "I think at this point in time, the gloves are off."

He says by nature, he's a patient person. But his patience is worn thin when it comes to the unanswered questions about his son and what happened to him - answers he believes Terri Horman holds.

"This whole situation is about finding Kyron," he said. "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."

Kaine says he barely thinks about his estranged wife anymore but he thinks about Kyron every day.

The faded and worn items on the Wall of Hope signify the passing of time, the passing of seasons and all the stolen moments with his son he'll never get back.

But the idea that investigators haven't given up? That a lawsuit might somehow move the case forward?

"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," Kaine said. "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."

KATU News checked back with deputies about the investigation Thursday. Chief Deputy Jason Gates has been on the case since the beginning and says he and his team are not going to give up.

"I'll never forget Kyron, and we are continuing to look for him," he said. "We are continuing this investigation. It's never been classified as a cold case. We've never stop investigating it. We've had a detective that is assigned to this case ever since. Our partner agencies, the DA's office is still actively involved with us of course."

A year ago a special task force to help find Kyron was dissolved but as Gates said the case is still active.

Since Kyron's disappearance investigators have received more than 5,000 tips, and they are still trickling in.

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Kyron-Horman-Desiree-Young-Kain-Horman-Terri-Horman-civil-lawsuit-156159635.html
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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:56 pm

I cannot believe that, after all of this time, that we have a civil action taking place before a criminal one.
Any armchair detective knows exactly who is responsible for Kyron's disappearance. I have known it from Day 1 and so has 99.9% of those who followed the story.
What do we have to do to get this asshat to turn over and tell us the truth???
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Re: KYRON HORMAN - 7 yo (2010) - Portland OR - Thread #2

Post by mom_in_il on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:59 pm

TomTerrific0420 wrote:I cannot believe that, after all of this time, that we have a civil action taking place before a criminal one.
Any armchair detective knows exactly who is responsible for Kyron's disappearance. I have known it from Day 1 and so has 99.9% of those who followed the story.
What do we have to do to get this asshat to turn over and tell us the truth???

She has to do it now - statute of limitations expires on 6/4/2012.
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Post by mom_in_il on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:20 pm

Kyron Horman's mom plans to announce lawsuit today

Posted: Jun 01, 2012 9:44 AM CDT
Updated: Jun 01, 2012 11:33 AM CDT
By FOX 12 Webstaff

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The biological mother of missing boy Kyron Horman tells FOX 12 she will be holding a news conference in downtown Portland on Friday afternoon.

Desiree Young wouldn't comment on the subject of the news conference, but a media notice said it would explain the filing of a lawsuit filed by Young.

Young's attorney, Elden Rosenthal, will also attend the 1:30 p.m. news conference on the steps of the Multnomah County Justice Center.

Kyron Horman vanished from Skyline School on June 4, 2010. His disappearance prompted the largest search in state history.

Though the sheriff's office and task force investigators logged more than 25,000 hours in the case in the year after Kyron disappeared, they never named a suspect.

However, the investigation has centered on Kyron Horman's stepmother, Terri Horman. Young has repeatedly said she believes Terri Horman is responsible for Kyron's disappearance.

http://www.kptv.com/story/18676074/kyron-hormans-mom-plans-to-make-announcement-today
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Re: KYRON HORMAN - 7 yo (2010) - Portland OR - Thread #2

Post by mom_in_il on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:21 pm

Kyron Horman Case Discussion

http://www.katu.com/news/live

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Post by mom_in_il on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:32 pm

Mother files lawsuit saying Terri Horman kidnapped Kyron

By KATU.com Staff
Published: Jun 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM PDT
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. – The mother of Kyron Horman, the young boy who vanished two years ago, filed a lawsuit against the boy’s stepmother on Friday claiming that she is “responsible for the disappearance of Kyron.”

In the lawsuit, Desiree Young directly asserts that Terri Horman kidnapped Kyron. The suit also claims Horman “intentionally interfered with [Young’s] parental rights and that Terri Horman intentionally inflicted severe emotional distress.”

The suit goes on to say that Young “seeks the return of her son and seeks compensatory damages.”

Terri Horman was the last person known to see Kyron alive at Skyline School on June 4, 2010. She has long been the focus of the investigation into his whereabouts, although she has never been formally named a criminal suspect.

After filing the lawsuit, Young held a news conference where she fought back tears.

"I haven't been able to see my son, hug him, kiss him or tuck him into bed," she said. "I hope that I'm wrong but I fear that he is gone forever. I believe Terri Horman knows where Kyron is."

Calls to Terri Horman and both her criminal and divorce attorneys for comment have not yet been returned. Nobody answered the door at her house in Roseburg, Ore.

While there is still an open criminal investigation into Kyron’s disappearance, this suit is separate from any potential criminal charges.

In the suit, Young’s lawyers wrote that Terri Horman “feigned ignorance of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance” and “lied to investigating authorities and to the media regarding her activities on June 4, 2010.”

Young is seeking $10 million in damages from Horman.

She said she doesn't plan to keep any money she might win from the suit. Rather, she plans to donate it to families in similar situaions with missing children.

"I don't want Terri's money," she said. "I want Terri to face justice."

Civil lawsuits involve a lower burden of proof to be found guilty than criminal indictments.

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."

"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," family law attorney Drew Bobzien told KATU on Thursday. Bobzien is not involved with the Young lawsuit.

Young's lawyer, Elden Rosenthal, said he intends to use subpoena power to uncover new evidence about the case, including e-mails and text messages.

"There are tools available to me that will allow us to peel away the mystery surrounding Kyron's disappearance," he said.

Horman would likely be able to avoid testifying. Because the possibility of a criminal trial still exists, she would be able to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against incriminating herself.

Even if Horman exercises that right, Young said "we still will prove the case."

Rosenthal and his team will have to prove that Horman took Kyron with the intent to hold him “permanently or for a protracted period.”

According to legal analyst Bruce McCain, who has closely been following the Kyron case, the suit will be “near impossible to prove, especially when an element of second degree custodial interference is that Terri acted with the intent to hold Kyron permanently of for a protracted period of time.”

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Desiree-Young-files-lawsuit-saying-Terri-Horman-kidnapped-Kyron-Horman-156429105.html
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Re: KYRON HORMAN - 7 yo (2010) - Portland OR - Thread #2

Post by mom_in_il on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:46 pm

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Post by mom_in_il on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:54 am

Audio of Desiree Young Press Conference (9:35):

http://stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=99&c=849&f=559741
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Re: KYRON HORMAN - 7 yo (2010) - Portland OR - Thread #2

Post by TomTerrific0420 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:18 pm

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children produced an age-progressed image showing what Kyron might look like two years after he disappeared.




Kyron was 7 years old when he was last seen at a pre-class science fair at Skyline Elementary School on the outskirts of Portland.

One of the largest manhunts in Oregon history failed to find him.

Investigators said Kyron's stepmother, Terri Horman, was the last person to see him the day he disappeared.

Terri claims she saw him walking into school on the day he went missing.

He was photographed with his science exhibit about tree frogs on the morning he disappeared.

Kyron was marked as absent from his first class and then did not get off the school bus at the end of the school day about eight hours later.

Search efforts began a short time later and eventually involved numerous local law enforcement agencies, volunteers and the FBI.

Kyron's biological mother, Desiree Young, filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against Terri Horman this past week claiming that she is "responsible for the disappearance of Kyron."

Terri Horman has not been named by investigators as a suspect or a person of interest in the case. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about Kyron's whereabouts is asked to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678
(1-800-THE-LOST) or the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office at 1-503-823-3333 or 1-503-261-2847 (tip line).

http://www.kcby.com/news/local/Age-progression-image-shows-Kyron-Horman-at-age-9-157067135.html
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Post by mom_in_il on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:24 pm

Friday, June 15, 2012
Kyron Horman: Did Terri Horman Move Body?

Searching continues at the small island where it is believed that Terri Horman disposed of then 6 year old Kyron Horman, after killing him. These reports are unconfirmed for us, as one exists about a teenager fishing and coming upon what may be human remains.

Statement Analysis has indicated the same as police conclusion: Deception indicated, about what happened to Kyron, by his step mother, Terri Horman.

In a unpublished account, shortly after Terri Horman contacted an attorney, it may be that Terri Horman, fearing that the boy's body would be discovered, moved the body, further into water, to ensure it would never be recovered.

How did this happen?

In an attempt to get a statement from her, she was contacted via phone by a journalist, where a nervous and talkative Terri Horman did not wait for the journalist to introduce himself, instead, believing that she was talking to her attorney, rambled off about her fears about Kyron's body being discovered, hung up, and drove to Sauvie island, which has been the concentration of the searches, to move the body once more.

At the time, Terri Horman may have felt the walls were caving in on her. She had done the acting job of the concerned parent, posing for the camera, trying to appear upset, even while it appeared that investigators were stripping away her facade, word by word as her story did not add up.

As soon as police told the family that Horman had failed her polygraph, she quickly contacted an attorney to defend her, stopped speaking to police, and began the campaign of silence to conceal what most believe is her deliberate and hideous destruction of a boy she resented terribly, and the husband of whom she wished to inflict pain worse than death upon.

Terri Horman has remained silent ever since.

Desiree Young, Kyron's mother, has been on a campaign to get Terri Horman to, in any way, let authorities know where Kyron was dumped, so that she can bury her son.

Thus far, Horman has remained silent, and free.

Desiree Young has now brought suit against her.

http://seamusoriley.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/kyron-horman-did-terri-horman-move-body.html
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Post by twinkletoes on Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:23 am

I believe his step monster murdered him the very day he went missing. She had probably dug his grave in advance. JMO.


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Post by mom_in_il on Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Terri Horman hoping to keep teen son off witness stand in Kyron case

Posted: Jul 19, 2012 11:31 AM CDT
Updated: Jul 19, 2012 11:40 AM CDT
By FOX 12 Webstaff -

Desiree Young (left) and Terri Horman (right) Desiree Young (left) and Terri Horman (right)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The stepmother of Kyron Horman is trying to keep her biological son off the witness stand in an upcoming civil case.

Kyron Horman disappeared from Skyline School in northwest Portland on June 4, 2010. He hasn't been seen since.

Terri Horman filed a motion Monday in hopes of preventing her 17-year-old from testifying should the plaintiff's side keep him on the witness list in the civil lawsuit.

Desiree Young, Kyron's biological mother, filed a $10 million lawsuit against Terri Horman last month, alleging custodial interference and emotional distress.

Kyron Horman vanished from Skyline School on June 4, 2010. His disappearance prompted the largest search in state history, but he still hasn't been found.

At a news conference in June, Young said she believes "Terri Horman knows where Kyron is."

"I believe that Terri Horman is responsible for where my son is. The time has come for Terri to accept responsibility for what she has done," she said.

Terri Horman has refused to speak about the case in the past and can plead the fifth in a civil case.

http://www.kptv.com/story/19065368/terri-horman-hoping-to-keep-teen-son-off-witness-stand-in-kyron-case
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Post by twinkletoes on Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:02 pm

No way this murderer can keep her son off the stand. He will have to tell what he knows, under oath. Of course she might suborn perjury. Breaking laws is nothing new to her.

She is also low life enough to encourage her son to break laws in order to save her murdering ass.
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Post by mom_in_il on Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:09 am

Terri Horman tries to delay civil suit by Kyron's mom

by Frank Mungeam and Mark Hanrahan, KGW Staff
Posted on July 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM
Updated today at 2:59 PM

PORTLAND -- Attorneys for Terri Horman have filed a motion to delay for two years a $10 million civil case filed against her by Desiree Young last month.

“The criminal investigation and civil case are inextricably intertwined,” the brief states in calling for the two-year abatement of the civil suit. The brief argues that Young’s civil suit is "a vehicle for police to obtain information they would not otherwise obtain in a criminal investigation.”

On June 1, Desiree Young, the mother of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman, filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against Horman, Kyron's step-mom, in connection with the boy's disappearance two years ago.

KGW spoke with Young Wednesday, who had no comment on the latest filing by Horman's attorneys.

Terri Horman Seeks 2-Year Delay of Civil Suit

The latest brief, filed Tuesday by Horman's attorneys, includes three specific claims for relief:

1- Young seeks order compelling Horman to “reveal the whereabouts of Kyron’s body.”
2- Young claims that Horman “deprived [Young] of the lawful custody of her son[.]
3- Young claims that Horman lied to investigating authorities,” causing Young “severe and unrelenting emotions distress.” Young is also seeking $10,000 dollars in damages.

In seeking a two-year reprieve from the civil suit, Horman's attorneys argued that "The burden on Horman of being required to participate in this lawsuit before the District Attorney and Police squarely jeopardizes her constitutional rights.”

Last week, Horman's attorneys filed another brief seeking to prevent Horman's teenage son from being subpoenaed in the case.

http://www.krem.com/news/northwest-news/163762076.html
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Post by mom_in_il on Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:08 pm

Kyron Horman Hearing Today

Posted by gotcha at 8:46 AM

Hearing is scheduled for 9:30am for civil case concerning Kyron Horman.

This hearing is to see if hearing will be delayed. Desiree (Kyron's mother) has filed a civil suit against Terri Horman ( Kyron's step mother).

Live link to hearing:

http://www.kgw.com/live-stream

http://www.chathousenews.com/2012/08/kyron-horman-hearing-today.html
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Post by mom_in_il on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:45 pm

Judge denies Terri Horman's request to delay Young's civil suit

By Anna song, KATU News
Published: Aug 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM PDT
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - A judge has denied a request by Terri Horman to delay a civil lawsuit brought by Desiree Young that could force Horman to reveal the location of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman.

The ruling is a victory for Desiree Young and is expected to keep the civil lawsuit moving forward.

In a motion filed July 25 to hold the case in abatement, Terri Horman said the civil suit seeks facts that could lead to a criminal prosecution and is claiming via her attorney that her rights to self-incrimination are violated if the civil case moves forward.

She wanted the judge to stay the case by two years. Terri Horman has not been charged with any crimes related to Kyron's disappearance.

The suit (PDF), filed by Kyron Horman's biological mother Desiree Young, seeks $10 million and asks a judge to order Terri Horman to return Kyron or, if he's dead, say where his remains are located.

The civil lawsuit accuses Horman of kidnapping Kyron, by herself or with help.

On Wednesday, Young's attorney said the reason this case was filed two years after Kyron's disappearance was because Young gave the criminal justice system the chance to do something and nothing was done.

Terri Horman's attorney argued the lawsuit assumes to take over law enforcement's investigation into the disappearance and could influence at jury.

Young's attorney argued the Desiree has a constitutional right to know the location of or what happened to her son.

Civil allegations require a lower standard of proof — a preponderance of evidence — than criminal charges, which must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

On Wednesday, the judge said he will set parameters for the proceedings to protect the constitutional rights of Terri Horman.

Kyron went missing in June of 2010 when he did not come home from school. Terri Horman said she dropped him off at a science fair at the school in the morning. Photos of Kyron in front of his science fair project on tree frogs were some of the last pictures taken of the boy.

The school, located on the outskirts of Portland, did not have a video security system at the time.

Law enforcement continues to investigate the disappearance. Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, has said in the past he believes his son is still alive.

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Judge-denies-Terri-Horman-request-to-delay-lawsuit-166284266-Kyron.html
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Post by mom_in_il on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Kyron Horman's father: 'Growing evidence' against Terri

by KGW Staff and Associated Press
Posted on August 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM
Updated yesterday at 8:00 PM

PORTLAND -- A judge has denied the motion by missing Portland boy Kyron Horman's stepmother to delay the civil lawsuit filed against her by the boy's mother.

Desiree Young, Kyron Horman's mother, filed the civil suit nearly two years after Kyron Horman disappeared from Skyline School.

Terri Horman, the boy's stepmother and the subject of Young's suit, was the last person known to have seen Kyron. He was 7 when he disappeared June 4, 2010. The civil lawsuit accuses Horman of kidnapping Kyron, by herself or with help.

Kyron's father Kaine Horman said police have growing evidence against Terri.

"It's significantly strengthened their belief that she had involvement in the situation."

Judge Henry Kantor said he had not seen a case like this one, and ruled that the lawsuit can move forward. The suit will proceed Thursday with a deposition of Terri Horman's biological son, James Moulton.

Horman initially asked for a two-year delay to let a criminal investigation play out. Investigators have long focused on Horman, although they have not named her as a suspect or filed criminal charges.

Peter Bunch, Horman's civil lawyer, argued Wednesday that the civil suit cannot move forward while there's an ongoing criminal investigation into Kyron's disappearance. He said interviews were still being conducted in California and elsewhere.

"This is an active investigation, with a laser pointed at my client," Bunch said. "Anything she says--exculpatory or not -- can be used by the prosecution in the civil case."

Young's lawyer, Eldon Rosenthal, argued that the civil case should move forward because no indictment has been returned, more than two years after Kyron's disappearance. He said even if Horman declines to testify, the civil suit should still move forward.

"I'm looking forward to going forward,” Young told KGW after the hearing. “I’m excited about this."

http://www.kgw.com/home/Hearing-today-on-Kyron-civil-suit-delay-request-166253236.html
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Post by mom_in_il on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:32 pm

Judge calls Terri Horman 'suspect,' rules civil suit can continue

By KATU.com Staff
Published: Aug 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM PDT
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. – A judge in the civil case against Terri Horman, the step-mother of missing boy Kyron Horman, issued an opinion on Tuesday in which he called Terri a “prime suspect” in the boy’s disappearance.

By calling her a suspect, the judge said Terri can for now avoid a deposition in the civil case against her.

The opinion was issued as part of an ongoing civil case filed by Desiree Young, Kyron’s biological mother, accusing Terri of kidnapping Kyron and “intentionally interfering with [Young’s] parental rights.

The judge ruled the lawsuit can continue, although Terri Horman herself doesn't immediately have to answer any questions.

The civil suit and new opinion are separate from any criminal case. So far, police and prosecutors have not named a formal suspect in the two-year-old case.

"The civil case is a process that is independent of the active, ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by the Multmonah County Sheriff's Office," said sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Harry Smith.

Kyron disappeared from his Northwest Portland elementary school in June 2010. Despite a large-scale investigation, there have yet to be any criminal charges filed related to the case.

In June of this year Desiree Young filed the civil suit against Terri.

In the ruling released Tuesday, Judge Henry Kantor weighed a request from Terri’s lawyers to halt the civil case because Terri might be required to incriminate herself during a deposition or a trial. That could violate her constitutional rights.

After weighing several factors, Kantor ruled that the case should move forward, although Terri herself will not immediately be required to provide any testimony or evidence.

Young's lawyers will be allowed to dig for evidence and get depositions for anyone related to the case except Terri, Kantor ruled.

He wrote that delaying a deposition from Terri is "significantly less prejudicial to both sides."

In the meantime, he asked lawyers from both sides to consider several questions about how the delay should be handled and then report back to him.

"I think it’s just acknowledgment by the court that we shouldn’t be waiting. We need to bring him home, he’s in danger, his safety is important, we need to get the info to locate him," said Kaine Horman, Kyron's father. "I think that’s an important path forward."

Read the judge's order

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Judge-in-civil-case-writes-Terri-Horman-is-suspect-in-Kyron-case-166965376.html
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Re: KYRON HORMAN - 7 yo (2010) - Portland OR - Thread #2

Post by mom_in_il on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:35 pm

America's Most Wanted to shine spotlight on disappearance of Kyron Horman

Posted: Sep 14, 2012 2:23 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 2:29 PM CDT
By FOX 12 Webstaff

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - America's Most Wanted will feature the search for missing Portland boy Kyron Horman on Friday night.
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Kyron vanished from Skyline School after a morning science fair on June 4, 2010. He has not been seen since then.

His stepmother, Terri Horman, is the last person known to have seen the boy on the day of his disappearance. Investigators have long focused on her although they have not filed criminal charges or named her as a suspect.

However, Kyron's biological mother, Desiree Young, hopes a civil case against her "will make it impossible for Terri to move on with her life." Young filed a $10 million lawsuit against Horman back in June, accusing her of taking or hurting the boy. Horman's lawyers tried to delay the suit two years, but that motion was denied.

The America's Most Wanted episode comes just a few days after Kyron's 10th birthday. You can watch crews from the show confront Kyron's stepmother at her Roseburg home Friday at 9 p.m. on the Lifetime network.

http://www.kptv.com/story/19547396/americas-most-wanted-to-shine-spotlight-on-disappearance-of-kyron-horman
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Post by mom_in_il on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:38 am

Source: Kyron Horman civil lawsuit will be delayed

by KGW Staff
Posted on November 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM
Updated today at 4:23 PM

PORTLAND -- The judge in the civil lawsuit involving the disappearance of Kyron Horman was expected to delay those proceedings against Terri Horman as the criminal investigation moves forward, a source told KGW Tuesday.

The source said that the civil case will be delayed for nine months after affidavits were filed by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney. But the contents of those affidavits remained sealed.

"Premature disclosure of the information contained in these documents could jeopardize that ongoing investigation," said D.A. Michael Schrunk. "Sealing these documents is in the best interests of justice, will preserve the integrity of the investigation, and will promote the safety of the witnesses involved."

Desiree Young, Kyron's mother, filed the $10 million civil case against Horman on June 1, in connection with the boy's disappearance two years earlier. Horman's attorneys responded by filing a motion to delay the civil case for two years. That request was rejected by the judge.

But this time, at the request of police and prosecutors, the judge agreed to put the case on hold.

"It may be that they are actually stepping up their investigation again and are concerned that something in the civil case may interfere with or disrupt the criminal investigation," explained Lewis & Clark Law Professor Tung Yin.

Kyron was 7 when he vanished after a science fair at Skyline Elementary School in 2010. Horman was his step-mother at the time and was questioned on multiple occasions by investigators, but never arrested.

Young said that she decided to pursue the civil case in an effort to try and get Horman to tell investigators what happened to Kyron because she believes Terri kidnapped him.

Professor Yin explained that the civil case could have pressured Horman to testify, but anything she said could also be used against her in the criminal case. Young's attorney said the lawsuit would enable him to subpoena witnesses, acquire documents and evidence and "peel away the mystery" of what happened to Kyron.

The civil lawsuit asked the court to compel Horman to disclose Kyron's location. It also included two claims: One for custodial interference and one for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Young said she believes the criminal justice system will do its part, but until then she was filing a lawsuit against Horman.

"I don't want Terri's money. I want Terri to face justice," she said. "Through this process, I hope to compel her to face responsibility for what she has done."

Kyron's disappearance led to the largest search effort ever conducted in Oregon.

His stepmother, Terri, was the last person to have seen him, investigators said. Horman has retained a lawyer for nearly two years and has refused to talk with detectives since then.

Nobody has been named a person of interest or a suspect in the case, but Young and Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman, have both said they believe Terri was behind his disappearance.

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Kyron-Horman-civil-suit-delayed-for-criminal-case-181040821.html
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Post by mom_in_il on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:12 pm

Sheriff's office pursuing new leads in Kyron Horman case

Posted: Nov 27, 2012 8:29 PM CST
Updated: Nov 27, 2012 9:54 PM CST
By FOX 12 Webstaff

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Fox 12 they have new leads in the disappearance of Kyron Horman.

The revelation comes at the same time it was ruled a lawsuit filed by Kyron Horman's mother against Terri Horman will not move forward until at least November 2014.

Desiree Young's attorney filed a motion to abate the civil proceedings Monday. Judge Henry Kantor signed to abate the case until Nov. 26, 2014, according to Multnomah County records.

That means the case is under a holding pattern for the next two years.

Horman's attorney had earlier tried to delay the lawsuit from going forward, but that request was denied.

Young's attorney, Elden Rosenthal, said in an email to Fox 12 that Kantor will issue a short order Wednesday explaining what occurred. Rosenthal declined to make any further statements Tuesday.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the new developments in their investigation stem at least in part from details gathered in the early days of the investigation.

Investigators believe the new leads and further development of old leads could present progress in the case. Kyron has been missing since June 4, 2010.

Kantor ordered the motion to abate the civil case be sealed. Court documents show that decision was "for the reason that a related criminal investigation is still being conducted."

"Premature disclosure of the information contained in these documents could jeopardize that ongoing investigation," said the documents, submitted by Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk.

They went on to say sealing them will "preserve the integrity of the investigation and will promote the safety of the witnesses involved."

The lawsuit was filed by Young against Kyron's stepmother in June 2012. Police said Horman was the last person to see Kyron, but no arrests have ever been made in the case.

Young's lawsuit accused Horman of taking or hurting the boy.

http://www.kptv.com/story/20200850/deputies-confirm-new-developments-in-kyron-horman-case
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Post by inmyfloridaopinion on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:07 pm

Why isn't T in jail for soliciting a hit on K? Suspect
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Post by mom_in_il on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:38 pm

Terri Horman's attorney: Suspect in Kyron case unlikely in near future

Posted: Feb 04, 2013 3:31 PM CST
Updated: Feb 04, 2013 3:42 PM CST
By FOX 12 Webstaff

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Terri Horman's divorce attorney said in court Monday there is nothing in the state's filings to indicate a suspect will be named in the disappearance of Kyron Horman in the near future.

Kaine Horman was sitting a few feet away during a hearing for his divorce case with Terri Horman. She did not appear in court Monday.

Kaine Horman filed a motion to delay the case again last month. He cited a desire for the focus to remain on the investigation into Kyron's disappearance.

The boy was 7 years old when he was last seen at Skyline School in June 2010.

"It's about protecting the case that's trying to bring him home and then protecting my daughter at the same time," Kaine Horman said after the hearing.

Peter Bunch, Terri Horman's attorney, said she had not seen her daughter in two years and seven months.

"She has a right, like other women who have been sued for divorce, to get the relief the laws of the state allow her to get access to," Bunch said during the hearing, citing both financial and parental considerations.

A judge ruled Monday for a 14-day delay in the divorce case before making any final determination about postponing it further. He requested both sides compile detailed information about what would be asked of Terri Horman and what her attorneys would allow her to reveal.

At the center of the lack of movement in the divorce case that has been consistently delayed since 2010 is the potential overlap of information as it relates to the district attorney's investigation.

"I can't prove my case with my client's liberty on the line in the manner in which I would like to do," Bunch said. "And, conversely, the other side is going to be limited by the info it can attain directly from my client."

Bunch said Terri Horman would assert her Fifth Amendment rights not to incriminate herself during a disposition for the divorce case, but he said that alone is not reason to stay the case.

He said he's working through case law to find a way for her to testify and move forward with the divorce proceedings without jeopardizing her rights or infringing on any other investigation.

He added that his client will not undergo a psychological evaluation.

However, Bunch said while the divorce case lingers, he doesn't believe moving it forward will affect the search for Kyron.

"I haven't seen anything in any of the state's filings, even including the ones under seal, that would indicate anything specific that would lead to the conclusion that by next August the state will have found a suspect in Kyron Horman's disappearance," he said.

Police have never named a suspect in the case.

Kyron's mother, Desiree Young, filed a $10 million lawsuit against Terri Horman, alleging she was involved in the boy's disappearance.

Kaine Horman said after the hearing Monday he continues to have faith in the investigation and still believes his son will be found alive.

http://www.kptv.com/story/20960444/terri-hormans-attorney-suspect-in-kyron-case-unlikely-in-near-future
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Post by t.dalton09 on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:05 pm

Ok... this has been updated..

Updated 2/19/2013
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