Kaine wants wife out of house; lawyer: investigation a 'witch hunt'

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Kaine Horman, father of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman, arrives in court Thursday afternoon with his lawyer Laura Rackner to try and convince a judge to get his wife, Terri Horman, out of the couple's house immediately; however, the judge in the case did not make a decision Thursday.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Court documents in the Kyron Horman case indicate Kyron’s father, Kaine Horman, is working with his legal team to eject his wife, Terri, from the family home on a short timeline.

Currently, Terri Horman is still living in the family’s home on the outskirts of Portland while Kaine Horman and the couple’s toddler daughter are staying at an undisclosed location. She had agreed to move out after July 22.
 
Terri Horman has asked Kaine for financial assistance for the move but Kaine has refused, saying he would like to see Terri cooperate with police investigating the disappearance of their son, Kyron, who has been missing since June 4.
 
Court documents reveal that Kaine Horman’s legal representatives are asking a judge to move up Terri Horman’s move-out date up to July 15 or 16. Terri’s attorney has said she will not contest the order to move out, but the original timeline was for moving operations to begin after a July 22 hearing on the matter.
 
The documents say that Kaine is now asking to push up the date “to protect the safety of Petitioner [Kaine Horman] and the children,” who were not specifically named.
 
The document went on to say that Terri Horman has “not provided information about when she will vacate the family residence.”
 
The documents were dated July 13 and the trial date was marked “none.”
 
Terri's lawyer says investigation a 'witch hunt'
 
Lawyers for both parties arrived at the Multnomah County Courthouse Thursday to argue before the judge as to when Terri Horman should leave the family’s home. Kaine arrived with his lawyer, Laura Rackner. Terri, however, did not accompany her lawyer, Stephen Houze.
 
Houze called the investigation a witch hunt and that the media frenzy has created death threats against his client. He told the judge Terri is having a hard time finding a place to live and needs time to pack, at least until Monday afternoon.
 
Kaine’s attorney, however, argued that Kaine wants Terri out by this weekend so he can move his things back in, change the locks and reset the security passwords.

There was no mention of Terri’s Tuesday request to make Kaine pay her so that she can afford somewhere to live.

The judge, however, did not make a decision Thursday and scheduled a hearing for 3 p.m. Friday.
 
Terri Horman has now retained a divorce attorney in addition to Houze. That attorney also represented her in court Thursday.
 
Terri Horman appears to be the last person to see Kyron after she said she dropped him off at a school science fair and saw him walking towards his first class of the morning.
 
Kyron was marked absent from that class but was not reported as missing to police until about 8 hours later when he failed to arrive at a school bus stop. No trace of him has been found since despite a massive search operation that has since scaled back.
 
Local law enforcement agencies and the FBI are all working on the case. While attention has been focused on Kyron’s stepmother, Terri Horman, she has not been named as a suspect or person of interest. She has not been charged with any crime.
 
Kaine Horman and Kyron’s biological mother, Desiree Young, have both said in plain terms they believe Terri was either involved with Kyron’s disappearance or has vital information about it.
 
As the investigation into the disappearance of Kyron Horman has progressed, stunning revelations that Terri Horman approached a landscaper with an offer to kill Kaine Horman have surfaced.
 
KATU News identified who the landscaper is Thursday and left messages for him. His brother said they can't speak to the media.
 
Kaine Horman has filed for divorce from Terri Horman and  has been granted a restraining order against her.
 
Kaine has also filed for a contempt of court charge against Terri pertaining to the case. That aspect of the case is due to go before a judge in September.
 
Kaine also claims Terri was planning to abduct their toddler daughter and that she struck up an illicit chain of messages with his longtime friend, Mike Cook, during the Kyron investigation.
 
Terri Horman has not been charged with any crimes and has retained a defense attorney.
 

KYRON HORMAN TIMELINE AND OTHER NOTES

TIMELINE OF EVENTS IN KYRON'S DISAPPEARANCE

June 4, 2010 - Police issue an alert saying 7-year-old Kyron Horman has disappeared.

June 6, 2010 - "The reported disappearance from one of our schools is unprecedented," Portland School Superintendent Carol Smith says during a news conference, "and deeply troubling."

June 6, 2010 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation brings in members of its Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team as searchers move into the third day without a sign of Kyron.

June 7, 2010 - Police hold a news conference to provide an update on the search efforts.

June 8, 2010 - Police hold a news conference to provide an update on the search efforts.

June 10, 2010 - Two former detective supervisors say the lack of information investigators have released in the search for Kyron Horman points to potential criminal involvement.

June 10, 2010 - Police hold a news conference to provide an update on the search efforts.

June 10, 2010 - Officials display the type of clothes Kyron was last seen wearing.

June 11, 2010 - Three possible sightings in Yreka, Calif., turn out to be someone else who closely resembled Kyron.

June 11, 2010 - Family members speak at a news conference. It is the first time they have come forward in the public eye.

June 14, 2010 - As the search for Kyron intensifies, searchers defend their efforts.

June 14, 2010 - An 8-year-old boy who looks like Kyron Horman starts drawing attention.

June 14, 2010 - Police release a photo showing the type of glasses Kyron wears.

June 15, 2010 - Family and friends hold a vigil for Kyron as the school year ends.

June 18, 2010 - Police release a flier to the public, one that specifically asks for information about Terri.

June 24, 2010 - For the first time we see video of Kyron.

June 25, 2010 - Desiree and Kaine go on national TV.

June 27, 2010 - Terri's father talks to 'People' magazine and is quoted as saying "she's trying to be as cooperative as she can ... I guess they think she's going to break."

June 28, 2010 - Kaine files for divorce from Terri and is granted a restraining order against her.

June 29, 2010 - Friends of Terri urge the woman to speak and tell her side of the story.

June 30, 2010 - Terri hires criminal defense attorney Stephen Houze.

June 30, 2010 - We learn more about the two 911 calls that were placed from the Horman family home.

July 1, 2010 - Desiree reads a short statement asking Terri to cooperate with the investigation.

July 2, 2010 - Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton says during a news conference that Terri Horman is being cooperative.

July 4, 2010 - Reports arise that Terri allegedly tried to hire a man to kill her husband.

July 4, 2010 - A source confirms that the Oregon Department of Human Services opened a case on Terri Horman following a 2005 arrest and charge of driving under the influence.

July 6, 2010 - Desiree calls on Terri once again to cooperate with authorities.

July 8, 2010 - Kaine and Desiree put the pressure on Terri during a news conference.

July 8, 2010 - In a restraining order filed against Terri, Kaine writes “I believe the respondent is involved in the disappearance of my son Kyron who has been missing since June 4th."

July 9, 2010 - Sources reveal that investigators have collected surveillance videos from local grocery stores in the disappearance of Kyron Horman.

July 9, 2010 -KATU News reporter Dan Tilkin attempts to ask Kyron’s stepmother, Terri Horman, about her polygraph tests and if she knows where Kyron is.

July 10, 2010 - In an interview with ABC, Kaine Horman suggests Terri Horman may have suffered from some form of post-partum depression.

July 12, 2010 - Kaine Horman files a motion accusing Terri Horman of violating a restraining order against her by carrying on a sexual relationship with one of his childhood friends, sharing sealed legal information and trying to kidnap their daughter.

July 13, 2010 - Terri now wants money from her estranged husband, Kaine Horman, to move out of the family home.

 July 15, 2010 - Kaine Horman seeks to remove Terri Horman from family home immediately