The South Carolina woman on trial for allegedly kidnapping her husband’s lover accused the 20-year-old of “hiding” weeks before her mysterious disappearance.
Prosecutors in the trial against Tammy Moorer revealed Thursday she exchanged expletive-laden messages with her sister about Heather Elvis, a young hostess who vanished from Myrtle Beach in December 2013.
Tammy Moorer faces charges for allegedly conspiring to abduct Elvis in retaliation for the affair she had with her husband, Sidney.
The trial entered the eighth day of testimony Thursday in Horry County court and the defendant’s sister, Ashley Caison, was called to the stand.
The prosecution read text messages Caison sent Nov. 11 to her sister from a bar named the Tilted Kilt, where Elvis was employed as a hostess.
In the exchange, Caison told her sister she was having a drink at the Celtic-themed pub, prompting Moorer to ask whether Elvis was there.
“That b—h must be in hiding,” Moorer texted, according to prosecutors.
Under cross-examination, Caison claimed that she wasn’t there looking for Elvis and only knew what she looked like from Facebook.
Proceedings were derailed earlier in the day when the prosecution accused the Moorer’s children and her mother of violating the sequestration order. A deputy testified that a laptop was in their sequestered courthouse room Monday playing evidence pertaining to the case.
The judge ruled in favor of the prosecution and ordered all three Moorer kids and the defendant’s mother couldn’t testify in the case.
Both Moorer and her husband are set to testify in the case, which the judge indicated may stretch into next week.