Desiree Young says Terri Horman's interview made 'her heart hurt'
Terri Horman, the woman long under a cloud of suspicion in the disappearance of Kyron Horman, made headlines Wednesday after giving her first ever interview to People Magazine. The exclusive interview was shared with ABC News.
Kyron's birth mother, Desiree Young, has always believed Terri Horman was involved in her son's disappearance. She says reading and watching Horman's interview made "her heart hurt."
"I was kind of disgusted after I read it," said Young. "The focus is all on Terri and how she's felt throughout this, nothing about Kyron."
Terri Horman tells People Magazine that Kyron was in her life since he was three days old.
"He is every bit my son," Horman said. "And anybody who's been around, he and I will tell you that's how it is."
"I feel like she betrayed Kyron's trust that day," said Young. "She betrayed his love. I don't think she has a right to call him her son and only because she is responsible for his kidnapping and there's no way around that."
Young also addresses Horman's take on how investigators focused on her. Horman believes she came under a cloud of suspicion because she was Kyron's stepmom. She blames failed polygraph tests on the fact she's deaf in one ear and the kinds of questions she was asked.
"Terri hasn't been the only focus," said Young. "Law enforcement has been very thorough about ruling people out. They don't have tunnel vision. We got to Terri because of Terri. We got to Terri because of all of her emails and all of her GPS information on her phone and all of the eyewitness accounts that were conflicting with her timeline."
While Horman has now publicly wondered when investigators, Desiree Young, and Kaine Horman (Kyron's father) will stop turning to her for answers, Young is convinced she knows where the answers are.
"We know who did this," she said. "We know who's involved and we know the basic circumstances. I know that fate will step in. I know that she will get hers eventually. I hope I'm around to see it."
Kyron Horman disappeared from Skyline Elementary School June 4, 2010. Terri Horman says she took Kyron to a science fair at the school. He was 7 years old at the time.
Horman has never been named a suspect or a person of interest in the case surrounding Kyron's disappearance. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it is an ongoing investigation.