• Trial starts in Polk Co. lottery winner slaying case


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of a woman charged with killing a Polk County  lottery winner.
    Jury selection in the trial of Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore began Monday.

    Judge Emmett Lamar Battles said he expects opening statements to begin Tuesday.
    The 40-year-old Moore is charged with first-degree murder. She's accused of killing Abraham Shakespeare in April 2009. Shakespeare won a $17 million lottery jackpot in 2006.
    Authorities said Moore befriended Shakespeare, swindled him out of money and then killed him. His body was found under a concrete slab behind a home detectives said was owned by Moore's ex-boyfriend in Hillsborough County.

    Shakespeare's sister, Florestine Powell, said the trial doesn't ease the pain of their family's loss.

    "Is that enough? Not really. She can't bring Abraham back," said Powell.
    The trial is expected to last two weeks.

    A pool of 100 prospective jurors was screened on Monday.

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