Woman charged in death of Heather Elvis asks for bond reconsideration
Fri, 23 May 2014 12:59:08 GMT —
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Tammy Moorer, the woman charged with killing missing Horry County woman Heather Elvis
is scheduled to reappear in an Horry County courtroom at 9:30 this morning.
She is asking Judge Steven John to reconsider the decision he made in March to deny her bond.
The judge also denied bond for her husband, Sidney
, but he is not appearing in this hearing.
Judge Steven John said in March he denied bond because of the seriousness of charges, nature of case, potential penalty, and questions of whether defendants will reappear in court.
Sidney Moorer, 38, and Tammy Moorer, 41, are
charged with Murder, Kidnapping, Obstruction of Justice and Indecent Exposure.
on December 17, after 1 a.m., Sidney Moorer called Heather Elvis, and they spoke for about four minutes. They say Heather then called Sidney two more times from home with no response. Prosecutors say the two finally spoke after 3:17 a.m. They say Heather was home for those calls and left after the 3:17 a.m. call for the Peachtree Boat Landing.
That's where her car was found shortly after she was reported missing.
Prosecutors say they have evidence of the Moorer's truck coming to Peachtree Landing the night Elvis disappeared.
Prosecutors say Tammy Moorer knew her husband was having an affair with Heather.
They say Heather Elvis's murder was premeditated and that the Moorers disposed of her body.
Sidney Moorer's attorney told a judge that there is no real evidence in the case and says this has snowballed into an "outrageous witch hunt with no real evidence."
He says all evidence is speculation and rumor
there is not even a motive.
Horry County solicitor Jimmy Richardson said he felt the judge's decision
to deny bond
was justified. "We said all along flight risk and danger to the communities and that was basically what the judge found with this."
Richardson said he expects the case to go to trial in about a year.
When asked if he would seek the death penalty, he said it's too early to make that determination, especially considering Heather Elvis' body has not been found.
WPDE Reporter Jack Lamson will be in the courtroom for the hearing this morning. For the latest news follow @carolinalive and @JackLamsonWPDE on Twitter and check back here for more updates throughout the day.