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Despite Michael, Moorer trial enters third day of testimony

Tammy Moorer trial day 3 (WPDE)

More witnesses will be taking the oath Thursday in the kidnapping trial for Tammy Moorer.

Moorer, along with her husband Sidney, are charged with kidnapping and conspire to kidnap in connection to Heather Elvis' disappearance back in December 2013.

Prosecutors are trying to portray Moorer as an angry, jealous wife of a cheating husband who stalked Elvis after the affair ended in November 2013.

A variety of witnesses were called to testify during Wednesday's trial, including Tammy Moorer's former lover, a man who sold her a car, and several investigators.

The car salesman said Moorer "controlled the room," during their meeting, where he said they signed paperwork for a 2013 Ford F-150 with all the available upgrades.

An expert witness of the state answered questions about Elvis' cell phone's location the night she went missing, using Google tracking data.

When asked if he could do the same for the Moorers, he said he could not, because their Google accounts had been deleted.

More attention was also brought on the phone booth Sidney Moorer allegedly used to call Heather Elvis a few hours before she vanished.

An investigator said it was the first time he pulled records for a phone booth.

"When someone usually has a cell phone... why would you go find a pay phone somewhere? " HCPD's John Martin asked.

Martin said 97 percent of missing persons cases solved themselves quickly.

The most lively moments of the day were when Joyce Aland testified. Aland lives along Peachtree Road, and turned over her security camera footage to police.

The footage captured a dark colored pickup truck driving down the road shortly before and after Elvis' phone went offline in the Peachtree Landing area.

"My conscience would not be clear," she explained, when asked why she turned over her system to police.

As the cross examination got underway, a visibly annoyed Aland shot fiery answers to Defense Attorney Casey Brown, who tried to pick her testimony apart.

Brown's line of questioning quickly went south when he opened up by asking Aland if she previously testified that she had a poor memory, in hopes of discrediting her testimony.

Aland said she couldn't remember.

After a 45-minute back and forth covering subjects like the specific length of Daylight Saving Time, what colors qualify as "dark," and whether or not trees grew over time, Brown sat down.

Tuesday, prosecutors said Moorer took her husband's phone away and chained him to the bed every night.

They brought in a cell phone data analyst Wednesday, who said phones track habits over time, and detected a change in both of the Moorers' patterns after the break up.

He said the Moorers were often in the areas that Elvis lived and worked, including the Tilted Kilt restaurant.

The defense argued that people are not tied to their cell phones, and the prosecution continued to offer zero proof that Moorer was responsible for Elvis' disappearance.

You can read more about the testimony that jurors heard Wednesday here.

ABC15's Nick Papantonis is in the court room covering the trial all week. You can read his tweets here:


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