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Landscaper in alleged murder-for-hire plot will testify in Horman case

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A landscaper in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill Kaine Horman will testify in court this week, and his statements may determine whether Terri Horman is given any parenting time with her daughter.

The long-running divorce case between Kaine and Terri Horman continued with a hearing in a Portland courtroom Monday. Kaine and Terri Horman are the father and stepmother of Kyron Horman, who vanished from Skyline School in Portland in 2010 and hasn't been seen since.

As Kaine and Terri Horman continue to work their way through the divorce that will decide who gets custody of their daughter Kiara, Terri Horman is still considered by Kyron's biological parents to be at least partly responsible for the boy's disappearance.

She has never been charged with a crime, but Deputy Chief District Attorney Don Reese said authorities are still within the statute of limitations to bring charges.

In the days following the Kyron's disappearance in the spring of 2010, word surfaced of the suspected murder-for-hire plot against Kaine Horman. During deposition, landscaper Rudy Sanchez said Terri Horman implied she wanted him to kill her husband.

Now, it appears, Sanchez will testify in the Horman divorce case.

"He will be testifying, but as I understand Judge Kantor, there will be certain areas we will not be going into," said Adam Thayne, Sanchez's attorney. "Obviously, this is something he would prefer not to be a part of, but he's in the position that he's in and he's doing his best to comply with what the court needs him to do."

Stephen Houze, a high-profile attorney representing Terri Horman, repeatedly called Sanchez an "agent of law enforcement" at the hearing and questioned his credibility. Houze also suggested Sanchez wore a wire when he talked to Terri Horman for the final time, and he asked the judge to be given documents related to Sanchez and the search for Kyron.

Houze would not comment when questioned by media after the hearing.

"It's not appropriate for either party to make comments before the judge has decided," Houze said.

Kantor will make a final decision on the questioning of Sanchez and the documents involved before testimony begins Thursday.

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