Testimony on cellphone records a focus of day three of Tammy Moorer trial

Cellphone data was a big portion of the testimony during Tammy Moorer's trial on Wednesday....
Cellphone data was a big portion of the testimony during Tammy Moorer's trial on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)(WMBF News)
Published: Oct. 10, 2018 at 6:05 PM EDT
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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Day two of testimony in Tammy Moorer’s kidnapping trial continued Wednesday at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway.

Moorer is charged in connection with the 2013 disappearance of Heather Elvis.

The prosecution called realtor Laura Garlitz to the stand Wednesday morning. The witness said she knows Tammy Moorer and her family.

According to Garlitz, the Moorers came over on the Saturday before Elvis went missing to show her their new, large black truck. The witness testified that it appeared Tammy Moorer had been drinking.

The witness added she and the defendant ended up smoking pot. Since then, Garlitz said Tammy Moorer has talked to her about Elvis since the disappearance.

Next on the stand was Amanda Nigro, who works at Frontier Communications. She testified about records for a payphone in Myrtle Beach that shows that number called Elvis’ cellphone at 1:33 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2013.

On cross examination from the defense, Nigro said she has no records of someone trying to text the payphone.

A portion of Wednesday included testimony from Michael Nelson, who works for a company that analyzes cellphone software.

Nelson said the company was able to determine when phone contact picked up between Elvis and Sidney Moorer. He testified it was significant, substantial and daily from mid-July until Nov. 2, 2013.

He says the contact between Sidney and Heather's phones was similar, but slightly more than THE contact between Tammy and Sidney's phones.

Nelson also talked about the activity of all three phones in the early morning hours before Heather Elvis was last heard from. If you remember that testimony earlier today about the payphone calls on Mr. Joe White Avenue placed to Heather Elvis’s phone, Solicitor Nancy Livesay brought that up in her direct examination with Melson.

Reporter Marissa Tansino is live tweeting from the courtroom. Follow along with her here.

Click here to watch the trial live.

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