PORTLAND, Ore. – According to new court documents obtained Tuesday by KATU, Kaine Horman – the father of missing 8-year-old Kyron Horman – calls his estranged wife, Terri Horman, "an emotionally disturbed individual focused on her own needs rather than the needs of Kiara or my missing Kyron."
Kaine is fighting Terri Horman’s effort to have parenting time with the couple's nearly two-year-old daughter, Kiara.
In an affidavit filed Monday, Kaine says he believes Terri has "harmed or secreted Kyron." He also says he wonders if Kiara witnessed some "unimaginable act of horror” when Kyron disappeared from Skyline School June 4.
Kaine also cited sexually explicit text messages sent between Terri and his high school friend, Michael Cook, after Kyron's disappearance.
He argues he believes Kiara’s safety will be put in jeopardy if Terri Horman is allowed parenting time.
The court filing further details Kaine's allegations as to why he feels custody for Terri should be denied.
For example, he says Terry "has historical problems with the abuse of alcohol, which have impaired her functioning since Kiara's birth." There he cites a case reported on by KATU in July, where the Oregon Department of Human Services opened a case on Terri Horman following a 2005 arrest and charge of driving under the influence. Her biological son James, who was 11 at the time, was in the car when his mother was arrested. As such, Horman also was convicted of reckless endangerment of that son.
Kaine alleges now-16-year-old James left their family home four months before Kyron's disappearance because Terri was "unable to interact with James on a healthy level and had him moved to her parents' home in Roseburg."
Meanwhile, he claims that removing Kiara from Terri has "hugely benefit Kiara."
"Kiara is now thriving in her present circumstance," the new documents allege. "Her emotional well-being, personality, and sleep patterns have greatly improved since Kiara and I separated from Respondent."
- See the newest court filing (WARNING: This document contains explicit content.)
- See the text message exhibits included with this filing (WARNING: These texts contain explicit content.)
Terri Horman has not been named a suspect in Kyron's disappearance and police have not made any arrests in the case.