Suspect arrested in lottery winner's death

Feb. 3, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Police said the investigation into the killing of Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare is not over despite the arrest of a woman who befriended him.

Dorice Donegan "DeeDee" Moore has been charged as an accessory after the fact by Hillsborough County authorities, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Wednesday.

Sheriff David Gee says Moore can still be charged with the murder of the former day laborer who won a $31 million jackpot in 2006.

Shakespeare died April 6 or 7 in a Plant City ranch house and was buried nearby, detectives say.

Moore is accused of hiring a man with a backhoe to dig a hole in which Shakespeare's body was buried.

She ended up owning all of Shakespeare's various real estate holdings and other assets.

"The money was like a curse to him, and now it has become a curse to me," Moore told reporters.

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