We're seeing a wide range of emotions already in the high-profile trial of Dee Dee Moore, the woman accused of killing a Polk County lottery winner three years ago.
Jury selection has become an issue because so many potential jurors are aware of the case, which has made national headlines.
In court Tuesday, Moore could be seen smiling, as well as breaking down to tears after the judge scolded her for her actions toward jurors – posing even more problems in seating a jury.
Moore at times would smile or make gestures to the jurors, and the judge immediately called on her to stop. She immediately began crying.
Another challenge for the judge is timing.
Finding a jury for such a high-profile case around the holidays, when many are traveling around the country, will be tough. The trial is expected to take two weeks.
Moore is accused of shooting and killing Abraham Shakespeare.
Detectives say Moore began working with Shakespeare after telling him she wanted to write a book about him winning $17 million in the lottery. He gave much of it away. Detectives say Moore took control of the rest.
Detectives say Moore lead them to the spot where Shakespeare was buried, gave them a gun believed to be the murder weapon, and offered an undercover agent $50,000 to take the blame for Shakespeare's death.
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