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    Sidney Moorer on trial for the kidnapping of Heather Elvis ***MISTRIAL declared***#3

    Hung jury, mistrial declared in Sidney Moorer trial
    Friday, June 24th 2016


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    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - 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 hung jury was declared in the case of Sidney Moorer, who was charged with kidnapping in connection with the December 2013 disappearance of Heather Elvis.

    In light of this development, there is a mistrial and the case against Moorer will have to be retried with a new jury.

    Multiple jurors confirmed on camera that the jury was split: 10 in favor of a guilty verdict to two who argued for a not guilty verdict.

    Moorer's attorney Kirk Truslow couldn't speak on when a new trial for Moorer would be held, and that the mistrial Friday would have no impact on the other charges. He told media at the courthouse that a change of venue will be discussed for the new trial.

    "In a case like this, you want a resolution, for everybody," Truslow said. "If you have a firmly-held belief, you don't give it up just to get along," he added, speaking about the jury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greater Than View Post

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    But thanks for the new thread!

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    BY PTF BBM So true. Not that BW was lying or did not tell the truth about what Heather told her. Heather only told BW a portion of what she discussed with SM IMO. And, Heather obviously did not do what she told BW she was going to do – sleep on it.

    The call between Heather and Bri was a short 2 minutes, whereas the call between Heather and SM lasted 5 minutes.

    I also agree with others here about NL's focus on BW's testimony. She spent way too much time trying to characterize Heather and not enough time on the 'luring' factor of the call.
    The short call to Bri also doesn't jive with your BFF HE being hysterical but yet call is brief.

    The million dollar call is the one SM placed.

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    I don't recall Bri saying Heather was "hysterical," though I do remember her saying Heather was sobbing on the phone when she called and then Heather calmed down when Bri changed the subject and got her to talk about her date with SS. I think had Bri been willing to chat to Heather about SM's call rather than chastise her, Heather would have disclosed more.

    I know what it's like to talk to someone when they're not interested in or not feeling supportive of the thing that is being talked about (relationships are that kind of hot button for people), yet you're upset and you need to reach out but you don't get what you need from the talk so you sort of shut down or talk about something else. Been there.

    For those who think there's some other reason why Heather was crying hard on the phone when she called Bri, please share what you think was the reason for her crying? (No, it wasn't because Sid was (allegedly) leaving his wife.) So what was it?

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    Sidney Moorer on trial for the kidnapping of Heather Elvis ***MISTRIAL declared***#3

    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine74 View Post
    I don't recall Bri saying Heather was "hysterical," though I do remember her saying Heather was sobbing on the phone when she called and then Heather calmed down when Bri changed the subject and got her to talk about her date with SS. I think had Bri been willing to chat to Heather about SM's call rather than chastise her, Heather would have disclosed more.

    I know what it's like to talk to someone when they're not interested in or not feeling supportive of the thing that is being talked about (relationships are that kind of hot button for people), yet you're upset and you need to reach out but you don't get what you need from the talk so you sort of shut down or talk about something else. Been there.

    For those who think there's some other reason why Heather was crying hard on the phone when she called Bri, please share what you think was the reason for her crying? (No, it wasn't because Sid was (allegedly) leaving his wife.) So what was it?
    IMO it's sofa king clear that HE would be extremely emotional hearing from him, the man she had fallen deeply in love with and had been trying to get over. (I do think Bri used the word "hysterical" but don't think the exact verbage is even relevant). I am struggling to understand the significance this holds to those who believe HE having been so upset was for a nefarious reason? (Same question you have.... I think)? Not trying to be controversial, would just like to understand .... 'cos I could be missing something.

    ETA: I should have finished reading the thread before posting. Sowwy y'all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy47 View Post
    IMO it's sofa king clear that HE would be extremely emotional hearing from him, the man she had fallen deeply in love with and had been trying to get over. (I do think Bri used the word "hysterical" but don't think the exact verbage is even relevant). I am struggling to understand the significance this holds to those who believe HE having been so upset was for a nefarious reason? (Same question you have.... I think)? Not trying to be controversial, would just like to understand .... 'cos I could be missing something.

    ETA: I should have finished reading the thread before posting. Sowwy y'all.

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    Daisy, it is significant to some of us because "hysterically crying" is an extreme emotional reaction. Bri's testimony reflected that. I'm not sure why you got the impression anyone believes there was a nefarious reason for Heather getting upset. I have no idea what Sidney said to Heather during that conversation. I don't have to know or speculate on what he said in order to question the hearsay testimony. It is my opinion, Heather may have been untruthful about the conversation she had with SM. I don't think the extreme reaction fits her version of the conversation. I appreciate the theories that have been offered. I have considered each and every one of them. I think we should accept and respect each other's opinions and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia View Post
    Daisy, it is significant to some of us because "hysterically crying" is an extreme emotional reaction. Bri's testimony reflected that. I'm not sure why you got the impression anyone believes there was a nefarious reason for Heather getting upset. I have no idea what Sidney said to Heather during that conversation. I don't have to know or speculate on what he said in order to question the hearsay testimony. It is my opinion, Heather may have been untruthful about the conversation she had with SM. I don't think the extreme reaction fits her version of the conversation. I appreciate the theories that have been offered. I have considered each and every one of them. I think we should accept and respect each other's opinions and move on.
    Awww Magnolia, i DO respect your opinion, and all others here. Sorry if I came across otherwise. Just sincerely trying to understand what difference it would make. In retrospect, I misused the word "nefarious." (I don't translate my thoughts well in written form).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy47 View Post
    Awww Magnolia, i DO respect your opinion, and all others here. Sorry if I came across otherwise. Just sincerely trying to understand what difference it would make. In retrospect, I misused the word "nefarious." (I don't translate my thoughts well in written form).


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    Thanks Daisy. No big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia View Post
    Bri testified, Heather was not sobbing, she was hysterically crying.

    I think the definition of "hysterically" is pretty subjective. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTF14 View Post
    I think the definition of "hysterically" is pretty subjective. JMO
    I agree, independent of anything else, "hysterically" is pretty subjective. That is not the case here. (Bri -- it was not like sobbing) IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia View Post
    I agree, independent of anything else, "hysterically" is pretty subjective. That is not the case here. (Bri -- it was not like sobbing) IMO
    Perhaps not, but I'm not really understanding the significance of this line of discussion. What does it matter whether she was sniffling or hyperventilating while crying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTF14 View Post
    Perhaps not, but I'm not really understanding the significance of this line of discussion. What does it matter whether she was sniffling or hyperventilating while crying?
    BBM --I just replied to your post in reference to the word being subjective. The discussion started with post #4. Apparently, the OP thought it mattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine74 View Post
    I don't recall Bri saying Heather was "hysterical," though I do remember her saying Heather was sobbing on the phone when she called and then Heather calmed down when Bri changed the subject and got her to talk about her date with SS. I think had Bri been willing to chat to Heather about SM's call rather than chastise her, Heather would have disclosed more.

    I know what it's like to talk to someone when they're not interested in or not feeling supportive of the thing that is being talked about (relationships are that kind of hot button for people), yet you're upset and you need to reach out but you don't get what you need from the talk so you sort of shut down or talk about something else. Been there.

    For those who think there's some other reason why Heather was crying hard on the phone when she called Bri, please share what you think was the reason for her crying? (No, it wasn't because Sid was (allegedly) leaving his wife.) So what was it?
    Bri testified, "Heather called, it was not like sobbing, she was hysterically crying".

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/new...e85676907.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia View Post
    Bri testified, "Heather called, it was not like sobbing, she was hysterically crying".

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/new...e85676907.html
    This is not print not matching up, I heard Bri use that word while testifying....cue up the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barcode View Post
    This is not print not matching up, I heard Bri use that word while testifying....cue up the video.
    The video of her testimony is right below the Highlight section.

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