Civil Case in Boy's Disappearance Can Proceed
August 15, 2012, 3:08 pm
A Multnomah County judge has denied a motion by Terri Horman, the stepmother of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman, to delay a civil lawsuit filed by his biological mother, Desiree Young. The judge also ruled that Terri's older son can testify before he leaves for the military later this month.
Kyron disappeared from a science fair at Skyline School on June 4th, 2010. Terri was the last person to see the 7-year-old. The search was the largest ever in Oregon. The $10 Million suit accuses her of kidnapping Kyron. Investigators have focused on Terri, but never named her a suspect or filed any charges.
Terri asked for a two-year delay due to the criminal investigation into her stepson's disappearance. She was not present at today's hearing, but her attorney argued that the lawsuit not move forward for that very same reason, saying authorities were still interviewing people.
Young's attorney countered that it should proceed because there is no indictment.