I know there are a lot of different theories out there about why Terri Horman is involved in the disappearance of Kyron Horman. The media and different social outlets have been relentless in pointing the finger at Terri Horman. There has been all kinds of speculation as to what random pieces of evidence means and why it shows Terri Horman is involved in Kyron’s disappearance. In fact, just recently on the Today show, the biological mother, Desiree Young, said that she is now convinced that Terri Horman was involved, although she has nothing but emails and court papars to prove what she is saying. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40192620
At this stage, even knowing some things that happen during an investigation because I was a prosecutor for 10 years, I’m not here to say that Terri Horman is or is not involved. But if one could stop for a minute with all the reasons they think she is invovled and instead think of this case from the perspective that she wasn’t involved, could you image how terrible an ordeal this would be for Terri Horman.
I know the natural reaction is to think that she has brought everything on herself and who can possibly feel sorry for someone who has harmed a child. But that isn’t what I’m saying here. Imagine, instead, that a child you love disappears and law enforcement is pointing the finger at you. Then law enforcement rips open your entire life, guts open your life history for the everyone to see. Every strange action you have taken, every email that wasn’t worded right, everything that you have said in frustration, every particular vice you may have, is now being used against you to show you harmed a child. It just doesn’t seem right.
But we all know the power of the press. This story has national attention, there is a missing child, there are biological parents at odds and grieving and there is a step-mother with a strange and complex history involved. This makes for good press and high ratings. But is the press being fair about the situation or simply chasing ratings? Because if . . . if Terri Horman had nothing to do with this, than what is happening to her is equivalent to a modern day witch hunt. And if that is the case, one has to wonder how much society has progressed over the centuries.