PORTLAND, Ore. — The stepmother of Kyron Horman, a missing Portland boy, was found not guilty of a gun theft charge in Yuba County, California.
Horman was accused of stealing a handgun from her former roommate. The trial was unrelated to Kyron's disappearance.
Terri Horman, also known by her maiden name Terri Moulton, was facing a grand theft firearm charge, which is a misdemeanor.
The defense did not call a single witness, including Horman, during the two-day trial.
Prosecutors called a deputy police officer and Horman’s former roommate to the witness stand.
"I spoke with a few jurors afterward and they were unsure if she intended to permanently keep the gun," explained prosecutor Ashley Tuft in an email to KGW.
In August 2015, Horman's former roommate, Donald Goines, reported Horman had stolen a handgun from a safe in his Marysville, California home. When contacted by police, officers said Horman had the stolen gun in her possession.
Horman has long been the focus of investigators looking into the disappearance of her stepson. Kyron Horman was last seen on June 4, 2010 at Skyline School in Northwest Portland. He has never been found.
Terri Horman has never been charged in the case and has denied any involvement in the boy’s disappearance.