Dorice Moore Murders Abraham Shakespeare

Dorice Moore is a killer from Florida who was convicted of the murder of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.

According to court documents Abraham Shakespeare had recently won thirty million dollars in the lottery which had its positives but unfortunately on the negative side attracted all sorts of attention from people wanting to get their hands on his millions and that included Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore

Dorice Moore would worm her way into the life of Abraham Shakespeare by pretending to write a book on how people were attempting to take advantage of lottery winners. Soon Dorie Moore would become Abraham Shakespeare financial advisor and proceeded to rob him blind

When Abraham Shakespeare confronted Dorice Moore regarding his missing millions the woman instead of attempting to make amends would plot his murder. Abraham Shakespeare would be fatally shot and placed under a concrete slab in her backyard

Dorice Moore would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole

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DC Number:T30310
Birth Date:07/25/1972
Initial Receipt Date:12/11/2012
Current Facility:LOWELL ANNEX
Current Custody:CLOSE
Current Release Date:SENTENCED TO LIFE

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Dorice Moore Case

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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