Terri Horman seeks visitation with her daughter, Kiara Horman, 22 months old, whom she has not seen since late June. KGW.com is reporting that Peter Bunch, Terri Horman’s attorney said he would ask the court to amend the restraining order to allow Terri to have supervised visits with her daughter.
Terri Horman has been under scrutiny since June 4, 2010 when her stepson, Kyron Horman went missing, Terri Horman was the last one to see him.
Terri has been reluctant to ask the court for much because she does not want to be questioned about the investigation into Kyron’s disappearance. It is unknown if her attorney will actually go ahead with the request to seek visitation after they contemplate the consequences of the request.
After receiving information from law enforcement that Terri had tried to hire a landscaper to kill him, Kaine Horman, Terri’s husband, filed for divorce and a restraining order against her. She has not been allowed to see Kaine or Kiara since.
To have the restraining order changed or lifted, she would have to discuss her actions and behavior. She would also be required to answer any questions that the court may have regarding her alleged attempt to have her husband murdered and what she may know about Kyron’s disappearance.
Because these issues have legal consequences she will take the fifth for now says her attorney. If that continues to be the case, it does not seem that the court will have any choice in the matter. If she refuses to defend herself or explain her actions, the court may not be able to give her any visitation or parenting time with her daughter.
Kyron’s parents, Desiree Young and Kaine Horman, have said on numerous occasions that they believe that Terri Horman is involved in the disappearance of their 7 year old based on information given to them by the Multnomah Sheriff’s Department.
Desiree Young is asking for help raising the reward money from $50,000 to $350,000, since Terri has told friends that she paid that much for her criminal defense attorney. Donations can be made to the Kyron Horman Foundation.
Kyron’s parents, the general public and law enforcement do not understand why Terri is not doing absolutely everything that she possibly can to find Kyron.
The evidence in the criminal cases, Kyron’s disappearance and the murder for hire plot, will need to be merged into the child custody proceedings. How can the judge decide whether or not Terri Horman can seek visitation with her daughter if he does not know whether there is evidence enough to prove her guilt in either of the criminal proceedings?
The fact that she is now seeking visitation with her daughter, may now be exactly what Kaine has been waiting for. If Terri’s attorney does try to amend the restraining order and if Terri persists in trying to see her daughter, she will be required to answer to the judge about her involvement in Kyron’s disappearance, her strange behavior, her failure of lie detector tests, her alleged attempt to have her husband murdered, but most of all her refusal to say where Kyron is.