Woman found guilty of killing lottery winner for his cash

Dorice Moore 
By: Devansh Dutt 

(Scroll down for video) A woman swindled out all the money from a lottery winner and eventually killed him, according to court proceedings.

The Florida woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder for killing the lottery winner in central Florida.

Dorice Moore, also known as Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore, showed no emotion when the verdict was read. Judge Emmett Battles sentenced her to life without parole for the murder and an additional mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years for using a firearm 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 they 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 swindled out all his money," Assistant State Attorney Jay Pruner said in closing arguments. "He found out and threatened to kill her. She killed him first."

Prosecutors built much of their case on the statements of a confidential informant and financial records.

Prosecutors said that Moore, 40 years old, befriended Shakespeare in late 2008, claiming that she was writing a book about how people were taking advantage of him.

They said that Moore, later became his financial adviser, eventually controlling all his remaining assets, including an expensive home, the debt owed to him and an annuity of $1.5 million.

She finally ripped Shakespeare of his fortune. She shot and hid his body under a concrete slab in his backyard, Pruner said.



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