Crime

Did Kyron Horman's Stepmom Terri Try to Have Husband Killed?

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A published report out of Oregon claims the stepmother of missing boy Kyron Horman tried to pay a landscaper to kill her husband. It was this piece of information, the report says, that spurred Kaine Horman to leave his wife Terri, and obtain a restraining order.

According to The Oregonian, the landscaper was hired to do work at the Horman's house in Northwest Portland. But he reportedly told police that around six months ago, Terri Horman offered him a "large sum of money" to kill her husband.

Detectives confronted Terri with the murder-for-hire allegation, which she denied, sources say.

They also told Kaine about the allegation. The Oregonian writes:

Detectives with the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team shared the landscaper's account with Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, last weekend, prompting him to leave the house June 26 with the couple's 19-month-old daughter.

Within two days, he obtained a family law attorney and filed divorce papers and a petition for a restraining order under the Family Abuse Prevention Act.

The report also talks about the two polygraph tests Terri took. Sources say there were "indications of deception" during the first polygraph regarding the timeline she gave about the day Kyron disappeared.

Terri was the last person to see Kyron. She says she watched him walk down the hall to his classroom following a science fair at his school on June 4.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office issued a statement Sunday about the report: 

"There will be no comment from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office regarding the information reported in the July 4, 2010 Oregonian. The information released in the Oregonian article did NOT come from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. This is an ongoing investigation. There is no press conference scheduled for today or tomorrow."