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The kidnapping trial of Tammy Moorer continues on Wednesday in Horry County, South Carolina. Moorer and her husband are accused of being behind the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis in December 2013.
Heather Elvis was last heard from on December 18, 2013. The following day, her car was found abandoned, and she was reported missing. About two months later, in February 2014, police apprehended the Moorers and searched their home. They initially were charged with murder, but those charges were dropped in 2016. They still faced charges of kidnapping and conspiracy.
Sidney Moorer, Tammy’s husband was also charged with kidnapping, and already faced a trial of his own. It ended in a hung jury and now he awaits a second trial. Prosecutors said Mr. Moorer and Elvis had an affair, and that after the relationship ended, he lured Elvis to a location in South Carolina against her will and abducted her.
Witnesses said during Mr. Moorer’s trial that about two months before Elvis disappeared, and after Elvis and Moorer’s relationship ended, she came in to work with a black eye, but had different excuses for how she sustained the injury. They said Elvis was afraid of Tammy Moorer, and that Elvis may have been pregnant.
On Tuesday, prosecutors claimed that Tammy Moorer was in a “fire of jealousy” when she found out the affair and possible pregnancy. Sidney, meanwhile, was “willing to do anything to please [Tammy],” prosecutors said. “This is where the conspiracy starts.”
The defense said that Tammy had nothing to do with it, and that she herself will take the stand during the trial.
Prosecutors may call Sidney Moorer to the stand during Tammy Moorer’s trial. Mr. Moorer was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2017 and was sentenced to ten years in prison. He still awaits a second trial for the kidnapping charge.