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Tammy Moorer Has Lost It

The trial of Sidney Moorer started three days ago and while trial testimony has been interesting with quite a bit of information being revealed,  watching Tammy Moorer lose her shit on Facebook has been even more fascinating.  Tammy is sitting at home watching the live trial feed online, and has been providing commentary.  Now, if you were being accused of kidnapping, and had been accused of murder but had those charges dropped (for the time…
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He Who Shall Not Be Gagged

Sidney and Tammy Moorer have spent a lot of time hurling insults  at the family and supporters of Heather Elvis, as well as publicly challenging and taunting the Horry County Solicitor, Jimmy Richardson.  One would assume that they would limit their public discussion of the case since there is a gag order in place, but that hasn’t been the case.  The Moorers claim that the state kidnapped them and illegally held them as hostages of…
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Moorer Pretrial & Morning Meltdowns

  Yesterday was the pretrial hearing on Sidney Moorer’s kidnapping case to allow or disallow expert witness testimony on the vehicle seen on CCTV footage.  Ultimately, expert witnesses were allowed for both sides. This case is unique, in that the Defendants are bound by a gag order yet continue to publicly discuss the case on their personal Facebook pages, as well as making disparaging comments about Heather Elvis on many Facebook pages that were created…
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Law & Order Perceptions

I found this post on Facebook pertaining to the State of SC vs. Tammy and Sidney Moorer, and found it interesting. Innocent Until Proven Guilty March 26 at 11:31am · The state of SC has had the opportunity to clear the air. They charged a man and his wife of kidnapping and killing Heather Elvis. Yet they have not provided any direct evidence to support these claims. Even worse, they jailed this couple and hid…
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Moorer Murder Charges Dropped, Suspects Keep Yappin’

Over the years while writing about cases, I have seen a lot of bad behavior.  Mostly,  the egregious behavior is coming from the true crime groupies who “follow” the cases, but rarely have I witnessed the accused (both who happen to be under a gag order from the state) speak out prior to trial.  This case is of interest to me because of the individual who was sought out and paid by a particularly hateful…
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ARMED AND DANGEROUS – Katelyn Settle and Zachary Dickman

According to West Virginia State Police, 20 year old Zachary Thomas Dickman Facebook page and 14 year old Katelyn Settle from the Brush Fork area are considered armed and dangerous by troopers after they allegedly assaulted a juvenile at the victim’s home.  From comments on the WVNS Facebook page, Katelyn and Zachary are brother and sister.   While teens wanted for attempted murder is really not something that out of the ordinary, what I did find interesting…
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The Twisted Life of Gypsy Rose Blancharde

A few weeks ago, a friend posted on my Facebook about a missing persons/murder case in her hometown of Springfield, MO.  The mother of a disabled girl was found stabbed to death in her bedroom, and the disabled daughter was gone – nowhere to be found, and her wheelchair was left behind.  A strange message was posted on the Facebook account that they shared.  That in itself caused me to give the ol side eye. …
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Trial Rescheduled: Minor Witness Dies in Fire

This is such an incredibly sad story.  An 11-year old girl and her deaf grandparents died in a house fire in  Youngstown, Ohio.  It is being reported that the young girl was also deaf.  Around 3:30 this morning the neighbors heard a loud explosion followed by a second explosion.  One neighbor said the entire house was engulfed in flames from the bottom up after she heard the explosions.  The little girl was to appear as…
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The Jodi Arias Haterade

…and THIS is why the true crime community is going to shit and many true crime authors are now writing fiction.  Once long ago, it was enjoyable to write about true crime and to interact with intellectual people who discussed the case and the legal process.  That was until they started going full blown potato and tossing all legalities and sanity aside.  Every high profile case has its share of nutters, but from my perspective…
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Reasonable Doubt Part 3

The following is part three of a series involving a 2014 New Mexico double murder trial. I look forward to your responses to this case and discussing the court system process in America. – Ella Mentry Find me on Twitter @EllamentryMDW Reasonable Doubt Part 3 Ronald Santiago spent two and one half days in the psychiatric ward at Kaseman Hospital while Secret Service (SS) agent Brian Nguyen began to dig into the self-proclaiming criminal’s past….
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