Kyron Horman’s bio-mom speaks out: Says stepmom ‘hated him, could have hurt him’ (VIDEO)
PORTLAND, Ore. — According to Kyron Horman’s biological mother, emails and text messages expressing hatred toward the then 7-year-old suggest his stepmother Terri Horman “could have hurt him in the worst possible way.”
Kyron’s biological mom, Desiree Young, spoke on the Today Show Monday, fighting back the tears.
Prior to Monday, and since Kyron’s disappearance Desiree would only say she believed her ex-husband’s wife, Terri Horman, was withholding information about her son’s disappearance.
That all changed when police shared emails and text messages with Desiree on Friday. She told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Monday that she’s more convinced than ever that Terri Horman was involved and holds the key to solving the mystery of her now 8-year-old son disappeared.
Kyron went missing from his Portland, Ore. School on June 4. He was last seen at the school’s science fair, Terri was the last person seen with him.
He was reported missing when he failed to return home that afternoon on the school bus.
“It’s very clear from Terri’s horrible words that she had a severe hatred for Kyron,” Young, choked with emotion, said.
Later in the day Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman, spoke at the boy’s “Wall of Hope.” He echoed the sentiments against Terri.
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“We’re dealing with someone who is a master of deception, misdirection, and she’s bringing it forward in spades,” said Kyron’s father.
Terri Horman has not been named a suspect in Kyron’s disappearance. Kaine doesn’t think rushing an arrest is in the best interest of his son.
So far police have found no trace of Kyron.
Desiree’s first appearance without Kaine
Desiree’s interview on The TODAY Show Monday was the first time she’s appeared on the show without her ex-husband. She is angry that Kaine apparently knew about the messages obtained by police but never told her about them.
She’s also angry, she says, that Kaine never told her that Terri, who he is allegedly in the process of divorcing, allegedly got drunk and passed out on the couch several nights a week.
Those charges were made in court papers filed in connection with the divorce. Terri Horman’s lawyer responded in filings that the allegations are “vicious” and calculated to “poison” the public against Terri.
Desiree described Terri Horman as a “pathological” liar and did not have a high opinion of her even before she learned of the alleged alcohol abuse.
“She blamed a lot of the marital problems between Kaine and herself on Kyron; it was a huge point of contention in their marriage,” Young told Vieira. “She had expressed in great detail her hatred of Kyron.
“I now believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that not only is she capable of hurting Kyron, it is clear that she could have hurt him in the worst possible way.”
When she was asked why Kaine Horman was not by her side on Monday as he has been for other media appearances, Desiree said she is “disappointed” with her ex-husband’s “choices” and his decision to withhold information from her about Kyron’s relationship with Terri Horman.
“We are still a united front in the goal that we want Kyron home. We want answers. That hasn’t changed,” Young said.
“I personally have learned of information lately that has disappointed me in Kaine’s choices in his behavior. I just can’t stand by and support the choices he is making.”
Desiree said she tried to get custody of Kyron about a year before he disappeared. She was unsuccessful.
She did not know at the time that Terri Horman had been charged with drunken driving in 2005 or that Kaine was concerned about the effect his second wife’s drinking and behavior were having on Kyron and the Hormans’ toddler, Kiara.
“Kyron told me on many occasions he wanted to come live me. Terri personally wanted me to take Kyron,” Young said.
“Do you still hold out hope that your son is alive?” Vieira asked.
“I will until the day I die,” Young said.
For the first time in about a month police and divers were back out searching the waters surrounding Sauvie Island, a small island near the Horman home, for clues into Kyron’s disappearance.
A spokesperson for the local sheriff’s office told the media that the search, which turned up nothing, was not the result of any new tips or information.She also said they are searching for something but would not say what it was.
Source: Today Show