Sidney Moorer unanimously denied parole for obstruction of justice

South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) –  Sidney Moorer was denied parole Tuesday morning in Columbia. 

The board voted unanimously to keep him behind bars. 

Moorer was video conferenced into the 9 a.m. hearing. State prosecutor Chris Helms and the family of Heather Elvis also attended the hearing in Columbia and spoke to the board. 

When asked what he had been doing to get ready for potential parole, Moorer answered that he had been working at the prison cleaning dorms and he has been to several classes and prayer services.

A jury found Sidney Moorer guilty of obstruction of justice in August 2017 after the state claimed he stalled the Heather Elvis investigation by lying to police and deleting phone calls and text messages. Moorer was sentenced to 10 years in prison with credit for one year he already served. 

Moorer, along with his wife, Tammy Moorer, still faces kidnapping charges in Elvis’ disappearance. He was tried in 2016 on the kidnapping charge, but a mistrial was declared when the jurors could not deliver a unanimous decision. A date for that kidnapping retrial has not been set.

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