The trial of the woman accused of killing a Florida lottery winner is about to begin.
Monday, prosecutors will lay out the case against Dee Dee Moore, claiming she shot and killed Abraham Shakespeare and got rid of him, all for financial gain.
Moore befriended Shakespeare after he won the lottery with the promise of writing a book about him. But investigators say Moore's real life plot took a very sinister and deadly twist.
Shortly after the two met, detectives say Shakespeare's luck ran out. He and his millions disappeared. Then in 2010, his body was found buried under a concrete slab in Plant City.
Detectives discovered Moore had taken over the Lotto winner's finances and property, but denied any involvement in his disappearance.
"I have never hurt that man," Moore said shortly after her arrest.
Shortly after Shakespeare's body was found, his mother Elizabeth Walker shared her heartbreak.
"I just ask why? Because if she needed money, Abraham would have given it to her," Walker said.
Moore is charged with first-degree murder. She is being held in jail without bond.
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