Frustration is increasing.
Witness statements to police show that there were several calls between Heather and Sidney Moorer in the early morning hours.
Sidney Moorer had called Heather in the early hours when she went missing, to report to her that he was leaving his wife, Tammy, according to the report.
When asked to speak on camera, Sidney Moorer said,
"I can't. I can't. My lawyer and I just can't. I mean, I'd rather not. "
Please note that anything repeated is sensitive. Here he repeats that he "can't" indicating that he is restricted by something.
He says "I can't" twice before introducing his "lawyer."
When one "can't" it means that one is restricted, but what restricts him?
a. One might be restricted by lack of knowledge
b. One might be restricted by fear of consequences, including self incrimination
Please note that for one who "didn't do it", there is no legal nor civicl consequence for an actual innocent person (not simply judicially innocent) from speaking out.
If Moorer did, as was reported, speak to Heather Elvis just prior to going missing, it would be important for him to take a polygraph, and issue a reliable denial about his involvement.
Please note that when he added "I'd rather not", this may not be related to his lawyer. This speaks to preference and "I'd rather not" is not a strong refusal to speak. It is a weak statement that shows that part of his will is to speak.
"I can't" and "I'd rather not" are both expressions used that show that the person's will is not in totality against speaking.
The journalist should have pressed him at this point, though he did do a good job initially. Here, the journalist could have said, "Do you want to speak on your own behalf?" as well as:
"Didn't your wife talk to a blogger?"
and on to the challenge of, "Why didn't you take a polygraph?" as everyone else has volunteered to take a polygraph.
When asked how he was doing:
"Crappy because people are threatening to kills us and they're not in jail."
This is confirmation of "I'd rather not" (weak assertion)
Who has threatened you?
Why have you been threatened?
Wouldn't a polygraph stop these people?
Family and friends willing to polygraph, but not Sidney Moorer.
Also, this media report did not show, nor did police indicate, just how social media has interfered with the case. Let us hope that social media is not being made into a ready-to-use excuse.