A Hillsborough County court saw even more bizarre behavior Friday morning from the woman accused of killing lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.
In her murder trial, Dee Dee Moore – already reprimanded by the judge several times – said medical conditions were making it tough for her to participate.
She said medication she was taking was causing her to have strange side effects, including a swelling of her tongue.
"Sir, my tongue," she told the judge, slurring her words, "they gave me a medicine … for a kidney infection, and I was allergic to it, so I had an allergic reaction to it, so my tongue swelled up really bad last night."
She also complained that her shackles were cutting her ankles. A doctor had to come in and examine her, delaying proceedings for two hours.
The jury sat and waited in the jury room during the delay. Testimony resumed, with lead detectives testifying on the case.
Moore is accused of shooting and killing Shakespeare in 2009.
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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