Jury seated in Sidney Moorer retrial in Heather Elvis kidnapping case

Updated: Sep. 9, 2019 at 6:48 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - It took less than a day for the prosecution and defense to pick a jury in a high-profile kidnapping case.

Sidney Moorer, the man accused in the 2013 disappearance of Heather Elvis, is set to go to trial for a second time on a kidnapping charge.

Moorer’s first kidnapping trial ended with a hung jury in June 2016. His wife, Tammy Moorer, was found guilty of kidnapping Elvis in October 2018 and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Sidney Moorer is currently serving a 10-year sentence for obstruction of justice charges for impeding the investigation into Elvis’ disappearance.

There are 12 jurors and three alternates seated in the case.

Once the judge spoke with the jury and they were free to go Monday. The court took a 45-minute break and picked back up for a pre-trial hearing.

During the hearing, both the prosecution and defense were able to ask questions.

The trial will continue at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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