Kyron Horman Missing and Endangered: Grand Jury Meets, Indictment Imminent

Portland, OR- In the case of missing 7-year-old Portland child Kyron Horman, developments today continue to unfold at lightening speed.

During a poorly-kept secret convening of a special grand jury that is in session today, sources inside the investigation believe it’s triers of fact will return an indictment against Terri Horman and possibly one other individual.

It is however, unclear as to whether or not the grand jury is hearing evidence in the alleged murder for hire plot MCSO informed Kaine Horman his wife had master-minded, OR evidence surrounding the disappearance of Kaine and Desiree Young’s son Kyron.

KOIN caught Terri Horman’s friend DeDe Spicher, who was subpoenaed to appear in the proceedings this morning, on video with her attorney, entering the courthouse. Spicher was the subject of a public plea asking her to cooperate with investigators by Kaine Horman and Desiree Young last week.  A neighbor of Spicher’s has confirmed the FBI has been seen removing boxes and unknown bagged material from her residence.

According to several sources, DeDe Spicher, Terri’s roommate  post Kaine’s restraining order,  was working in a garden near the Horman home the day of Kyron’s disappearance when she received a call at approximately 11:15 am. She left abruptly, returning at approximately 1:00 pm. DeDe was unreachable on her cell phone during that time and the property owner became concerned. Spicher is a long time friend and workout companion of Horman’s.

Earlier today, Laura Rackner, Kaine Horman’s Family Law attorney filed a motion to find out where the funds are coming from to foot the bill for Terri Horman’s high profile criminal defense attorney, Stephen Houze.

In Horman’s motion, he is seeking the disclosure of the payments made to Houze, and whether or not it came from marital funds. If it has, Kaine Horman wants half the cash to pay his own legal bills. Kaine Horman alleges that Terri Horman disclosed to a third party that she paid a whopping $350,000 retainer to Houze, however, provided no proof of same in the papers filed today.

In what appears to be a media timing coup, tonight’s episode of Dateline NBC will feature Kaine Horman, Desiree and Tony Young, with interviews and coverage of Kyron’s disappearance.

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Mary Lindstrand, has announced a press conference tomorrow at the MCSO Training Facility, beginning at 2:00 pm PST.

blinkoncrime editor Madeline Tanner contributed to this report

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  1. Phyl says:

    Thank you Annals,
    Unfortunately indebtedness can and often does occur through playing games and betting online. Even with “play” money on a legal game site. But you’re right, it involves extra steps taken by the bad guys. True gamblers will bet on anything. And I mean ANYTHING! It’s sick. And the really shrewd businessmen find ways to allow that to happen. Sad but true.

    I don’t know what TH was involved in, but obviously something really shady.

    It’s a good thing I don’t gamble. My husband let me throw the dice for good luck at a craps table once and I almost took out the dealer’s eye.

  2. Phyl says:

    This op-ed piece explains one way players who are US residents circumvent the law:

    Federal law has long banned betting remotely on “any sporting event or contest,” with the exception of remote betting on horse races at off-track betting parlors and tracks. Nevertheless, online gaming had grown into a multibillion-dollar business in the U.S. by the end of 2005, prompting Congress in 2006 to bar banks and credit-card companies from processing transactions linked to Internet gambling.

    Players have found it easy to circumvent the law by letting gambling sites credit or debit their bank accounts directly. Although some of those sites are reputable and well regulated by foreign governments, many are not. And if they breed crime, there’s not much U.S. authorities can do to combat it. As professional poker player Annie Duke told Frank’s committee last month, the 2006 law “does not keep a single child off an Internet gaming site, nor does it provide any protections for problem gamblers or mechanisms to prevent fraud and abuse; it only regulates the banks, not those who operate the games.” Frank’s bill, which the Financial Services Committee approved last month, accepts that Americans gamble online but tries to bring more oversight to their wagering. Through its licensing mandate, federal, state or tribal regulators could require sites to use age-verification techniques to deter gambling by minors, implement programs to identify and block problem gamblers and guard against money laundering. The mandate would also deter criminals from operating sites, although as Nevada’s experience with casinos has proved, licensing is an imperfect defense against unsavory owners.

  3. sjso says:

    29.ChiaPet517 says:
    October 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    This makes sense to me if all the “information” you poted is/was true. What do you believe about Terri’s involvement? I wish I could get a handle on where I stand with her. The mother in me finds it hard to believe that she would have killed him by her own hands. Letting the vampire in, and losing control of the situation fits better in my mind. Not saying that she isn’t a horrible person.. but just wonder about the extent of her involvment. Also, sometimes I wonder if she is indeed talking through her attorney to LE…

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