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The trial of Tammy Moorer continues Thursday in a Horry County, South Carolina. Moorer is accused of kidnapping 20-year-old Heather Elvis in December 2013. Moorer’s husband, Sidney Moorer is also accused of being involved but is not a defendant in this trial.
Elvis was last seen alive on December 18, 2013. The following day, her abandoned car was discovered and Elvis was reported missing. About two months later, police apprehended the Moorers and searched their home. Tammy and Sidney Moorer were initially both charged with murder, but those charges were dropped in 2016 leaving counts of kidnapping and conspiracy as the remaining charges.
Sidney Moorer already faced a trial, but a judge declared a mistrial after jurors could not reach a decision. He is still awaiting a second trial. In the meantime, prosecutors are expected to call him to testify in Tammy’s trial.
The prosecution is claiming that Sidney and Heather Elvis had an affair and that after it ended he lured her to a location against her will and kidnapped her. During his trial, witnesses said that months before she disappeared, Elvis showed up for work with a black eye and didn’t have a consistent excuse for how it happened. They also said Heather was afraid of Tammy Moorer, and that Heather may have been pregnant
Witnesses said during Mr. Moorer’s trial that about a couple of months before Elvis vanished–after Elvis and Moorer’s relationship ended–she came in to work with a black eye. They said she had different excuses for what happened. They said Elvis was afraid of Tammy Moorer, and that Elvis may have been pregnant.
Much of last week’s testimony came from experts discussing phone records to show where everyone involved may have been at the time the Moorers allegedly abducted Heather Elvis. On Friday, a forensic video analyst testified regarding footage of a truck going toward the boat landing where Elvis was allegedly lured. The witness focused on the truck’s headlight patterns, saying it was consistent with the make, model, and year of the Moorers’ vehicle.
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