PORTLAND -- A landscaper who used to work for Terri Horman said in his depostion that she solicited him to "get rid" of her husband Kaine in murder-for-hire plot that would be "made to look like a mugging."
Court documents obtained by KGW Monday included quotes from the deposition interview
Landscaper Rodolfo Sanchez-Estrada said Terri Horman told him she was afraid Kaine Horman was going to try and take her daughter away from her, so she wanted Sanchez to "get rid" of him.
When asked if Terri tried to hire him to murder Kaine, Sanchez said in the deposition: "She told me specifically. I don't remember, but she told me that she wanted me to help her get rid of her husband. I don't know if that was the correct word, but she tried to make me understand that."
He went on to outline a "plan" which he said Horman created and shared with him. He said Terri told him the murder would be made to look like a mugging.
Sanchez also said that Terri told him Kaine physically and mentally abused her, according to the court documents.
Kaine's attorneys contend that Sanchez' interview shows there is a great safety risk for Kiara if she spends time with Terri. Kyron Horman vanished five months after Sanchez' alleged conversation with Terri took place. Terri has been a focus of that missing person investigation, but never named as a suspect.
The court documents also included an interview with Kaine in which he said that Kiara does not talk about or ask about her mother. His attorneys contend that Kiara would not even know who Terri was, if they were in a room together for visitation.
Horman's defense lawyer had previously objected to the deposition and tried to block Sanchez from being questioned. But Kaine's lawyers pushed for the interview with Sanchez, as part of his ongoing divorce proceedings with Terri. Kaine filed for divorce and a restraining order against Terri in late June, 2010.
Kaine's son, Kyron Horman, went missing from Skyline Elementary School on June 4, 2010, and investigators said at the time that Terri was the last person to see him before the disappearance.
Kaine's attorneys claim that Sanchez' testimony also establishes a motive surrounding the disappearance of Kyron and Terri's alleged involvement.
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