COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – The lawyer for Sidney and Tammy Moorer says he plans to file a federal lawsuit in June in reference to the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Heather Elvis.
Eric Poston, of Chalmers Poston, LLC in Columbia, released a statement to News13 on Thursday, saying a lawsuit will be filed in federal court against “the involved law enforcement agencies as well specific law enforcement officials.”
Poston also says his firm will sue Facebook, Terry Elvis and “others who were involved in the coordinated harassment of the Moorers that was planned out on the various Facebook pages.”
“This lawsuit is, for better or worse, the Moorer’s first and probably only opportunity to get their story (i.e. the truth) out to the public without any limitations. We have figured out what happened to Heather, and are working hard to close the few remaining gaps in the story. That is the main reason it is taking months to get this lawsuit together,” Poston’s statement also says. “The purpose of it is not simply to hold the wrongdoers accountable and it is certainly not about money; it is to clear the Moorer name and identify the real criminals by way of shining the national spotlight on the incredibly (and we argue intentionally) pathetic police investigation.”
“We’ve had to do what the police didn’t do. Actually investigate,” Poston adds.
Poston claims in his statement “the last person to see her [Heather Elvis]” was “interviewed for a grand total of 15 minutes and none of his alibis were checked. Nor was his phone thoroughly analyzed. We’ve still figured it out, though.”
“This will be quite an entertaining litigation process from an attorney’s perspective. You’ll see many people crumble under the weight of their own lies after being asked questions they should have been asked 6 years ago. You’ll see the truth blossoming and so will the rest of the country,” Poston’s statement further says. “It’s going to be incredibly humiliating for the police. But I could give less of a damn if it gets two innocent people out of prison and replaces them with the real criminals. If it finally produces justice for Heather. And it will.”
Sidney Moorer is expected to be in court on June 21.