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Juror: Video sealed Moore’s fate

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A YouTube video shown on the last day of Dee Dee Moore's trial sealed her fate, according to one juror who spoke to FOX 13 News after the trial.

The juror says the haunting video revealed Moore's deadly plot to kill the lottery millionaire, and reinforced his impression of her personality.

"Greedy, calculating, who will go about getting what they want when they want, by whatever means necessary," said juror Arthur Williams, Jr.

Williams was one of the jurors who listened to weeks of testimony and watched Moore's behavior during the trial.

Williams, a retired chemist, says the most compelling testimony was the YouTube video that Dee Dee Moore recorded of Shakespeare right before he disappeared.

Williams says it appeared Moore was coaxing him on what to say: That he was leaving town to get away from people chasing him for money.

She claimed the video was part of a documentary on the lottery winner.  But Williams says it was a deliberate and premeditated plan to cover up Shakespeare's murder.

In fact, Shakespeare was found buried in the very same clothes that he was wearing in the video.

"She put all of this in Abraham's mouth, and now he's dead," Williams said.

But the most disturbing thing Williams heard at the trial was a secretly recorded conversation between a police informant and Moore, as the two were plotting to get rid of Shakespeare's body.

"Okay, we are going to burn Abraham's body. When you come to burn Abraham's body, don't forget the marshmallows," she said, laughing and chuckling at the wrong time.

It was agonizing testimony for Shakespeare's mother, who remembers hearing that comment.

"What kind of heart someone has when they joke like that when all this stuff is happening," said Elizabeth Walker.

Walker says after two agonizing years of waiting for justice, she felt something unusual in the courtroom during the verdict.

"It was like a loneliness, it's like my son, like he's saying goodbye. It's all over. It was just a sadness," Walker said.

The judge sentenced Moore to life in prison. She has 30 days to appeal the verdict, and her attorney says he is already working on it.

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