DeeDee Moore charged in death of lottery winner Abraham ShakespeareMichael Weber 1 hr ago
Tampa, Florida - Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee says they're charging Dorice "DeeDee" Moore with 1st degree murder in the death of Abraham Shakespeare. Moore remains in the Orient Road Jail and is expected in court on the new first degree murder charge Saturday morning.
Moore was arrested earlier this month in connection with Shakespeare's murder. At the time, she was charged with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.
Shakespeare's body was found buried under a concrete slab at a house in Plant City. Moore's boyfriend owns the home.
Shakespeare won the lottery in April 2006 and took home 12 million dollars after taxes. He was reported missing in November, but his family hadn't seen him since April 2009.
From the beginning, DeeDee Moore told everyone she befriended millionaire Abraham Shakespeare to write a book documenting life after winning millions in the lottery. Problem is, detectives say Moore isn't an author, and has no experience writing books.
In fact, a 22-page affidavit released Friday night accuses DeeDee Moore of continuously lying to detectives and changing her story about the lotto winner's death, multiple times.
According to the report, in every version, Moore admitted she was there when Shakespeare was murder, but would always say someone else pulled the trigger.
Investigators say Moore told them Abraham was murdered by various people, from a group of unknown drug dealers, to Shakespeare's cousin. At one point detectives allege Moore implicated her own 14-year old son, but then changed her story again to say she killed the lottery winner in self defense.
Investigators believe money was the motive in the shooting death alleging by April of 2009, Moore had virtually gained complete control over all of Abraham Shakespeare's assets and accounts.
The affidavit goes on to allege Moore made contact with an undercover police officer offering him $50,000 to take the blame for Shakespeare's death. Detectives say the two met on several different occasions, and in one of those meetings turned over a gun believed to be the same weapon that was used to shoot Shakespeare to death.
The lottery winner's death is listed as homicidal violence, shot twice in the chest with a .38 caliber gun that detectives believe belonged to DeeDee Moore.
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