Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore apparently did not kill her friend, Abraham Shakespeare, a lottery winner millions of times over. She did not swindle him out of his millions. She did not bury him in her backyard either. She says she was trying to help him protect his fortune from an upcoming child support case. Drug dealers must have killed him (and buried him in her yard under a concrete slab). Hmmm…
Winning the lottery was actually the worst thing that ever happened to poor Abraham, who had no happy life to begin with. So bad was it that E! did a television program about it entitled Curse of the Lottery. Illiterate, poor and often incarcerated, he was the last person to expect a winning lottery ticket.
Dorice Donegan "Dee-Dee" Moore launched a business with Shakespeare, Abraham Shakespeare LLC, giving herself control of the firm's funds. Moore subsequently withdrew $1 million and bought herself a Hummer, a Chevrolet Corvette and a truck before going on vacation. She later claimed that the money was a gift from Shakespeare who himself had bought only a home, a car and a Rolex from a pawn shop since he’d had the millions.
On November 9, 2009, Shakespeare's family reported him missing, stating that they had not seen him since April of that year. Family and friends had originally hoped that he had taken his money and was living on a beach in the Caribbean Sea. A tip-off led investigators to the backyard of Moore's boyfriend Shar Krasniqi, where Shakespeare's body was found buried in five feet of dirt under a newly constructed concrete slab. Shakespeare was 43.
Moore offered the mother of a son of Shakespeare's, a $200,000 home if she would lie to detectives and tell them she had seen him recently. She also paid a relative of Shakespeare's, $5,000, to give his mother a birthday card, implying it was from him.
She did not testify in her own behalf. Monday, the judge removed from the courtroom a woman sitting in the audience for possibly threatening jury members. 10 News has learned the woman was Moore's former cellmate in jail, Rose Candora.