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SC HEATHER ELVIS: Missing from SC - 18 Dec 2013 - Age 20 *GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTION & KIDNAPPING*

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by Imamazed, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Jezzabel

    Jezzabel Well-Known Member

    It's a start. I really feel bad for the kids though. Especially the daughter who sat in the courtroom to hear the verdict, alone, after mom, grandma & younger brother exited.

    It's a shame they were even a witness to any of this.

    Hopefully, with Tammy's cousin testifying today that Sidney showed him something on his phone that indicated he knew more about Heather's disappearance than he has admitted, maybe more will come out for a murder trial & Heather can be found.
     
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  2. Jezzabel

    Jezzabel Well-Known Member

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  3. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    The way they have dragged these children from state to state, gotten them involved in their social media games and used them a props is nothing more than child abuse.
     
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  4. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    CUE Center for missing persons volunteers stop in Myrtle Beach as part of cross-country drive

    Volunteers from the CUE Center for Missing Persons stopped in Myrtle Beach Saturday as part of their “On the Road to Remember” tour.

    This is the 13th year volunteers have taken the tour, but this is the first year they have stopped in Myrtle Beach.


    The families of local missing persons, including Randy Davis, Zach Malinowski, and Heather Elvis all took part.

    Debbi Elvis, the mother of Heather Elvis, says having the CUE center stop in Myrtle Beach was comforting.

    “It’s encouraging that we have this kind of support. It’s encouraging that they haven’t forgotten.” She said. “That they’re still fighting to find our loved ones. There’s somebody out there that’s gonna keep pushing and keep fighting for our family members.”

    http://wbtw.com/2017/10/21/cue-cent...-myrtle-beach-as-part-of-cross-country-drive/
     
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  6. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Moorer's lawyer says family accused him of conspiring with State, requests to be relieved as counsel
    Ian Cross
    Dec 6, 2017 06:16 PM
    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Attorney Kirk Truslow has filed a motion requesting that he be relieved as Sidney Moorer’s pro bono defense counsel, stating that his relationship with Moorer has deteriorated, and Moorer’s family has accused him of conspiring with the State after Moorer was found guilty of obstruction of justice earlier this year.

    A motion filed on November 30 by Truslow requests the court to relieve him as counsel for Moorer, which he has been conducting on a pro bono basis.

    Truslow began representing Moorer in January 2014, when Sidney and Tammy Moorer were both arrested and charged with the murder and kidnapping of Heather Elvis, the then-20-year-old Socastee woman who went missing in December 2013. The murder charges were later dropped.


    In June 2016, Truslow acted as Moorer’s attorney for his kidnapping trial. That trial ended in a hung jury after two jurors were unable to reach a guilty verdict. Subsequently, a public defender was appointed to represent Moorer, and Truslow stayed on the case as co-council, still pro bono.

    In August 2017, Moorer was tried for obstruction of justice, and was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    After that trial, “the relationship between defense counsel [Truslow] and Defendant [Moorer] deteriorated,” the motion states. “Defendant and Defendant’s family members accused defense counsel of conspiring with State prosecutors in an effort to have Defendant convicted, as well as other allegations.”

    Moorer’s family even contacted the trial judge with these allegations, the motion continues.

    “Defense counsel submits that based upon the deterioration of the attorney client relationship, further representation by defense counsel is not possible,” the motion states.

    Based on these factors, Truslow respectfully requested that he be relieved as co-counsel for Moorer.

    A second kidnapping trial for Sidney Moorer has not been scheduled. A judge previously announced that trial would be held in Georgetown.

    Tammy Moorer has not yet gone to trial on her kidnappingcharge and a date has not been set.

    Read documents @
    http://m.wmbfnews.com/wmbfnews/db_3...tm?contentguid=WVyi25hl#.WihufyQw33U.facebook
     
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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Heather Elvis was last seen on December 18, 2013, near her Myrtle Beach, South Carolina apartment after a date. The 20-year-old was reported missing the following day. Heather’s car was found at Peachtree boat landing on the outskirts of town several days later. In February of 2014, more than a year after Heather's case captivated the nation, Sidney and Tammy Moorer were charged with murder and kidnapping in the case. Murder charges against the pair were later dropped. In August, Sidney was found guilty of obstructing justice during the December 2013 investigation into Heather’s disappearance and was given the maximum sentence of 10 years. He will be eligible for parole in 2019. Officials still say they will try Sidney on the kidnapping charge, but a new trial date has not yet been set. A trial date for Tammy has also not been set. Heather's body has not been found. If you have any information regarding Heather’s case, please call the Horry County Police Department at (843) 915-8477.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/mis...ne-s-missing-america-90-still-missing-n826516
     
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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    These defendants are wacko. That's the nicest thing I have to say.
     
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  9. NOCLUE

    NOCLUE Bronze Member

    And they fire a pro bono lawyer...:thud:
     
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Four years after arrests for Heather Elvis' disappearance, cases remain open

    Four years ago this week, Horry County police seemed to have a break in the case of a missing woman. They announced in February 2014 the arrests of Sidney and Tammy Moorer. Prosecutors charged them with murdering and kidnapping Heather Elvis.

    Four years later, neither of the Moorers has been convicted. Prosecutors dropped the murder charges in 2016. Only Sidney has gone on trial for his kidnapping charge. The judge declared a mistrial because the jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict.

    What’s next

    Sidney’s serving a ten year prison sentence for lying to police about his payphone a call with Heather. A jury convicted him of obstruction of justice. State prison records indicate he may be released as early as 2021.

    Neither of the Moorers’ kidnapping trials has been scheduled.

    Despite the murder charges being dropped, attorney Monckton says the charges could come back. “Evidence can still be brought forward. But it appears it was a strategic decision because they didn’t have enough evidence to prove a murder with the circumstances,” he said.

    “If they tried the murder case and Mr. Moorer was found not guilty, then double jeopardy attaches,” Monckton told News13. “You could find video the next day of Mr. Moorer doing everything and he’d never be able to be tried again because double jeopardy had attached. There’s no statute of limitations on a murder charge.”

    http://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-stra...vis-disappearance-cases-remain-open/985664035
     
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  11. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    It doesn’t help that Judge Markeley Dennis has shown bias in this case and should have recused himself a long time ago. His ties to Sidney Moorer’s father and the town they grew up in was reason enough to have him removed. His previous rulings favorable to the Moorers solidifies this. JMO
     
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  12. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Grand jury indicts Sidney, Tammy Moorer on conspiracy to commit kidnapping charge
    Friday, April 27th 2018, 4:27 pm EDTFriday, April 27th 2018, 5:02 pm EDT
    By Brad Dickerson, Digital Producer
    [​IMG] Left: Sidney Moorer; Right: Tammy Moorer (Source: SCDOC/JRLDC)
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Horry County grand jury has indicted Sidney and Tammy Moorer for conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

    Online records from the Horry County Public Index state true bill indictments for both the Moorers were filed Friday. They were direct indictments and did not specify that the charge was in connection to the December 2013 disappearance of Heather Elvis.

    Sidney Moorer was convicted last August of impeding the investigation into Elvis' disappearance. He was sentenced to 10 years on the obstruction of justice charge and originally required to serve two-and-a-half years.

    According to online records from the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Sidney Moorer’s projected parole eligibility date is Oct. 13.

    Following a mistrial being declared in his 2016 kidnapping trial that was tied to Elvis’ disappearance, Moorer will face a jury again on that count. A second trial will be held in Georgetown, but a date has not yet been set.

    Tammy Moorer is also charged with kidnapping. She has not yet gone to trial on her charge and a date has not been set.

    Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

    http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/38061...rer-on-conspiracy-to-commit-kidnapping-charge


    So now they have the kidnapping charges pending and the new Conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges.
     
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  13. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Well that's good news!
     
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  14. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    To bad its taking so long to get them!
     
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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Cue Center for Missing Persons conducts search for Heather Elvis

    Members of the Cue Center for Missing Persons searched for Heather Elvis on Tuesday, who has been missing since December 2013.

    Heather’s mother tells WMBF News she could not say where the search took place, but appreciates the organization's continued search for her and other missing people. "I am thankful to CUE and those who continue to search relentlessly, and like our family, never give up. We continue to hope and pray for answers to questions that remain unanswered, and for a resolution to the lengthy legal proceedings that have yet to provide a small amount of justice," Heather's father, Terry, added.

    http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/38668397/cue-center-conducts-search-for-heather-elvis
     
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  16. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Tammy Moorer trial set for October, may include Sidney in joint trial
    Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 3:35 pm EDT by Kaitlin Stansell
    Updated:
    Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 4:30 pm EDT
    [​IMG]
    Left: Sidney Moorer; Right: Tammy Moorer (Source: SCDOC/JRLDC)
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Sidney and Tammy Moorer could be tried together as co-defendants for charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in connection to the disappearance of Heather Elvis.

    The State has filed a joinder motion to try the Moorers together starting October 8, 2018 on all pending charges, to “maintain judicial economy, preserve the State’s right to joinder and minimize the burden on the many out-of-Circuit witnesses needed to testify.”

    Time has been set aside by Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Culbertson specifically for Tammy Moorer’s case starting that date, according to a court order filed at the end of June.

    The Supreme Court of South Carolina has also gotten involved in the latest movement with Tammy Moorer’s side of the case ordering that Judge Markley Dennis be unassigned as the exclusive jurisdiction to hear and dispose of the case.

    “It now appears it is no longer necessary for this case to be assigned to a specific judge and further the case should be handled in the ordinary fashion currently in place in Horry County for General Sessions matters,” the Supreme Court order stated.

    The State says it plans to present the same evidence against both defendants, “including the fact the defendants were conspiring to commit the crime.”

    The State adds they are trying to lessen the burden on potential witnesses who live outside of the area and will have to travel to testify for the trial or trials.

    “Judge Culbertson has made it clear to the State that it is his belief that the defendants cannot be tried together since the Supreme Court has not united jurisdiction under a single judge. Judge Dennis has not responded to either party on the issue of joinder. The defense has made no motion to sever as of today’s date and the State has the right to join the parties at trial until the defense makes a successful severance motion,” court documents said.

    The court documents do not state where this proposed joint-trial would happen.

    A judge declared a mistrial when a jury was unable to reach a kidnapping verdict against Sidney in 2016. Sidney's attorneys requested a change of venue for his retrial. An order signed by Judge Dennis stated it would be held in Georgetown County and a jury would be selected from Georgetown County, too.

    The Moorers are accused of kidnapping Heather Elvis, who has been missing since December 2013.

    Sidney is currently serving time for obstruction of justice in the case.
     
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  17. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    I believe Judge Dennis has been a detriment to this case. I am not surprised that he has not responded regarding the joinder. These trials should have had dates assigned a long time ago. JMO
     
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  18. Lambchop

    Lambchop Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think a jury would ever believe that Heather just disappeared on her own. She was too smitten with Sidney and apparently Tammy always got what she wanted.
     
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  19. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    http://www.wmbfnews.com/2018/10/08/tammy-moorer-trial-set-begin-monday/
    Tammy Moorer trial set to begin Monday
    The trial for Tammy Moorer is set to begin Monday in Horry County with jury selection.

    Moorer’s case will go on as scheduled after last week’s decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court not to try her with her husband, Sidney Moorer.

    The couple is charged with kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Heather Elvis, who was last seen in December 2013.

    Sidney Moorer's original trial for the kidnapping in June 2016 ended in a mistrial, and he's currently serving time for obstruction of justice in that case.

    This will be the first time Tammy Moorer goes to trial for these charges.
     
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  20. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    http://www.live5news.com/2018/10/08/trial-woman-charged-horry-co-womans-disappearance-begins-monday/
    Trial for woman charged in Horry Co. woman’s disappearance begins Monday
    The trial begins for the woman charged with the disappearance of another woman in Horry County.

    Tammy Moorer is charged with kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the disappearance of Heather Elvis. Elvis was last seen in December 2013.

    Moorer and her husband, Sidney, are charged with kidnapping.

    Sidney Moorer was tried in 2016, but that trial ended in a mistrial. A future trial date for him has not yet been set.

    The South Carolina Supreme Court rejected a motion last week to try the Moorers together in the case.
     
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