CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said Sidney Moorer will be tried again in connection with the disappearance of Heather Elvis.
Richardson confirmed the future trial on Wednesday, five days after a mistrial was declared in Moorer's initial kidnapping case.
An exact trial date has not been set at this time.
Defense attorney Kirk Truslow said Wednesday he is certain the state will retry the case as efficiently as can be done.
"The solicitor controls the docket and calls cases for trial," Truslow said. "They have many cases and it is a real task scheduling the trial of those cases."
After several hours of deliberation that began Thursday evening and continued for most of the day on Friday, 12 jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict and a mistrial was declared in the case of Moorer, who was charged with kidnapping in connection with the December 2013 disappearance of Heather Elvis.
Sidney Moorer and his wife, Tammy Moorer, were both originally charged with murdering Heather Elvis, but those charges were dropped in March. The Moorers were arrested in February 2014 in connection with the disappearance of Elvis, who was 20 years old when she went missing.
Tammy Moorer is still charged with kidnapping, and her trial date has not yet been set. Sidney Moorer also still faces a charge of obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to investigators about making a call to Elvis from a pay phone on the night of her disappearance.
Prior to the jury failing to render a verdict Friday, they listened to four days of testimony and deliberated for over 7 hours about a case that had been two-and-a-half years in the making.