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Woman found guilty of murder in lottery winner's death

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A Florida woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a lottery winner in central Florida.

Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Judge Emmett Battles sentenced her to mandatory life without parole for the murder and an additional minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years for using a gun in the commission of a felony.

Battles called Moore "the most manipulative person" he had ever seen, describing her as "cold, calculating and cruel."

Earlier, he had instructed the jury that it could convict her of a lesser charge. Jurors deliberated for more than three hours before finding Moore guilty of murdering Abraham Shakespeare, who won millions in 2006. Shakespeare's mother was in the courtroom, but showed no emotion.

"She got every bit of his money," said Assistant State Attorney Jay Pruner in closing arguments. "He found out about it and threatened to kill her. She killed him first."

Prosecutors built much of their case from confidential informant's statements and financial records.

"There were a lot of people who owed Mr. Shakespeare a lot of money. One guy owed him a million dollars," argued Defense Attorney Hileman. "The police focused on Dee Dee Moore and they didn't even consider other people."

Moore was briefly banned from the Tampa courtroom Monday over concerns that she may have threatened jurors. She was back a short time later for closing arguments, but said she did not want to take the stand in order to protect her family.

At times, the defendant closed her eyes and averted her face from the jury as prosecutors played audio recordings made by an undercover officer posing as a criminal who would take the fall for Shakespeare's murder.

Prosecutors said the 40-year-old Moore befriended Shakespeare in late 2008, claiming she was writing a book about how people were taking advantage of him. They claim Moore later became his financial adviser, eventually controlling every asset he had left, including an expensive home, the debt owed to him and a $1.5 million annuity. She ultimately swindled Shakespeare out of his dwindling fortune, then shot him and buried his body under a concrete slab in her backyard, Pruner said.

In opening statements, Moore's attorney told the jury that his client was trying to help protect Shakespeare's assets from a pending child-support case when he was killed by drug dealers who haven't been caught.

Former inmate Rose Condora, who was locked up with Moore, said she visits her friend every night at the jail.

"She's not what people think she is. She did not kill that man," Condora told reporters during a break in the trial.

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She looks like she could have been Charles Manson's daughter..............What?

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    She looks like she could have been Charles Manson's daughter..............What?

    The deadly stare unnerves me. Minus that, she appears to be a very attractive lady.

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      LOLhope she makes tons of new friendsLOL

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        LOLhope she makes tons of new friendsLOL

        She is working on her new book....... "What it's like to be in prison"


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            With all the publicity of this trial, she will most likely be in a protective custody cell all by herself, under 23 hour lock-down.

            One day after many years of rotting in her little concrete hole, she will be praying that she could have joined the lottery winner in his concrete slab.

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              Just because the man was black, doesnt mean he was involved in drugs as this woman has claimed.

              There is little doubt that she is the cold blooded killer that has done this. From reading the story she was very minipulative from the beggining, and also trying the same thing in court at her trial.

              She deserves everything that has been given to her, and it's really a shame that the taxpayers will have to support her for the rest of her life. 

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                Posted: December 11, 2012, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                poor guy never got to enjoy his winnings....

                I say, FRY HER A*S!

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                  Posted: December 11, 2012, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                  She looks like she could have been Charles Manson's daughter..............What?

                  HAA. Was thinking Exorcist. She looks like she can twist her head 360 and crawl on the ceilings.

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                    Posted: December 11, 2012, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                    poor guy never got to enjoy his winnings....

                    I say, FRY HER A*S!

                    I followed this story from the beginning. Very sad what happened to him. Glad the witch got her punishment.

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                      Just because the man was black, doesnt mean he was involved in drugs as this woman has claimed.

                      There is little doubt that she is the cold blooded killer that has done this. From reading the story she was very minipulative from the beggining, and also trying the same thing in court at her trial.

                      She deserves everything that has been given to her, and it's really a shame that the taxpayers will have to support her for the rest of her life. 

                       I Agree!

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                        He sounds like a doper to me..............

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                          Posted: December 11, 2012, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                          Life in jail is too good for her. Im not saying there isnt good financial planners out there, but i doubt he would have kept ahold of most of his money no matter where he invested it. He obviously should have had an annuity. and some " real" financial councelling. I recall hearing the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath is the 2nd one has decided they can get away with murder.

                          Im sure she will do well in jail, as long as sociopaths have people to manipulate, they're happy.

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                            Posted: December 11, 2012, 11:17 am - IP Logged

                            He sounds like a doper to me..............

                            There was no evidence that he used drugs except for this Crazy B**** statement.

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