CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) – On Wednesday, a judge issued an order granting a change of venue in the case of Sidney Moorer.
“The motion to change venue is granted, and venue will be changed from Horry County to Georgetown County,” the document says.
The jury will also be selected from Georgetown County.
The defendant made a motion for change of venue around July 26, the order says.
The state submitted questionnaires from jurors to show that a fair and impartial jury could come from Horry County, but the court decided that due to the social media exposure, the community as a whole was saturated with the case.
Moorer is accused of kidnapping Heather Elvis who disappeared in December 2013 and hasn’t been seen since.
Jurors were unable to resolve the deadlock, and could not come to a decision as to whether Moorer kidnapped Heather Elvis. The judge declared a mistrial in the case in June and stated the case will now be retried with a new jury.