Woman goes on trial in death of lottery winner

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  • 'Dee Dee' Moore charged in slaying of Abraham Shakespeare
  • She admits to impersonating him, but says she didn't kill him
Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore is charged in connection with the slaying of Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.

The trial for a Florida woman charged with allegedly plotting the murder of a lottery winner began Monday in a Florida courtroom, according to news reports.

Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore is charged with first-degree murder after she was arrested in early 2010 in connection with the slaying of Abraham Shakespeare. She has pleaded not guilty.

The Ledger is reporting that jury selection in the trial began Monday in Tampa, Florida. The trial is expected to last two weeks. 

Shakespeare won $31 million in the Florida lottery in 2006, and Moore befriended him shortly after.

Moore says she was helping Shakespeare write a book about his experience winning the lottery and also helping him manage his finances, but she denies being involved in his death.

Police believe Shakespeare was killed on April 6 or April 7 in 2009. His body was discovered in January 2010 near a Plant City home buried under concrete.

Moore has admitted to texting and writing letters to Shakespeare's family, while pretending to be Shakespeare, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee.

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