"Misty Horner died on Jan. 9 , apparently of septic shock. The month before, she had delivered a stillborn child in her Lee’s Summit home. “Misty had contractions from Saturday all the way through to Friday,” Moore said. “A whole week.” At the end of that week, on Friday, Dec. 1, the baby came out breach and was hanging out backward, caught at the neck, Moore said. “Caleb [Horner, her husband and a Lee's Summit Police Officer] didn’t know what the heck he’s doing — he has no medical training, he’s not a doctor, he doesn’t know what he’s doing. He takes the scissors and cuts her and performs an episiotomy. The baby finally comes out, and the baby’s dead,” Moore said. After that, she said her friend became ill suffering from septic shock. “The medical examiner told Caleb, ‘Caleb I understand your beliefs. All it will take is an antibiotic and Misty will be OK,’ and Caleb said no,” Moore said. A month later, Misty Horner died."In a nutshell, Caleb Horner allowed his baby daughter and his wife to die because his fucked up religious beliefs, which he got from his brother John Horner, prohibits having anything to do with doctors or drugs. They rely completely on PRAYER. For EVERYTHING.
I first wrote about this case back in August of 2007 when the LSPD was dragging it's feet, covering for one of their own while Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Kanatzar was deciding whether or not to file any charges against Caleb. Kanatzar ultimately decided to give Caleb Horner a free pass and NOT charge him with negligent homicide. Here is the definition of negligent homicide:
"Negligent homicide is a charge brought against persons, who by inaction, allow others under their care to die."Caleb Horner should be in fucking jail. But he's not. He's out walking free.
He did eventually lose his job with the LSPD. He filed a wrongful termination case against the LSPD which he LOST.
But there is hope that some small measure of Justice may finally be wrapped around the necks of Caleb and John Horner in the form of a wrongful death civil case filed by Misty Horner's family in December of 2009.
That case is going to trial THIS WEEK! Jury selection was completed today.
According to casenet, John Horner, Caleb Horner and their sister Wendy Nield, along with about 10 other peripheral players are all named as defendants.
The plaintiffs have one hell of an attorney! Holy Fuck, he is one tough, experienced sonofabitch! I would not want to be on the receiving end of his Righteous Wrath! GODDAMN! I wouldn't want any part of this badass bulldog! Do what he say! Do what he say!
So with any luck at all, we may finally see Caleb Horner, John Horner and their whole batshit crazy, Westboro/Phelps-wannabe, criminally negligent asses held accountable for their actions and shine a spotlight on their ridiculous little inbred religious cult that is related to the death's of at least 3 children and 2 adults.
The first documented infant death related to this cult's stupid fucking ignorant belief's was John Horner's own son, one a of his twin boys born in Springfield, MO in the early 90's.
He refused to allow his wife or infant to get medical help and a baby died.
Tragically, John's ex-wife and the mother of that infant recently committed suicide. That's two death's.
The next death was Victory Rose Halbert, the daughter of one of John Horner's "church" members. This 6 year old girl coughed blood for a week while her parents refused to get medical attention because of their "religious" beliefs. Victory died in 2004. Here is her picture.
John Horner still has a ministry and is very active in Mexico.
Here's hoping Justice will finally be served and Misty, Sydney and their family can find some peace.