Dee Dee Moore asks for new trial in lottery winner's murder

- Convicted murderer Dee Dee Moore became infamous for her courtroom meltdowns, scoldings from the judge, and many excuses for her behavior - and that was just the first day of the her murder trial.

In December 2012, Moore was convicted of killing lottery millionaire Abraham Shakespeare and burying his body under a concrete slab in the backyard of his Plant City home. But now, Dee Dee Moore wants a do-over.

She 's asking for a new trial, claiming her former attorney, Byron Hileman didn't allow her to testify, even though she really wanted to.

During her trial, prosecutors showed surveillance video of Moore at Walmart buying duct tape and plastic sheeting, which she used to dispose of Shakespeare's body. Jurors were even shown the gun Moore used to kill him.

There was also a recording - taken by Shakespeare's friend Greg Smith - of Moore talking about burying Abraham's body.

She now claims Smith tampered with the jury.

In a handwritten motion, Moore claims Smith approached a juror in the parking lot. After that encounter a deputy had to escort the juror to their car every day, which Moore claims her attorneys never did anything about.

The State Attorneys Office has yet to respond to these allegations. If a judge sees fit, he will schedule a hearing on the matter.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Dee Dee Moore asks for new trial in lottery winner's murder
  • Vets helping vets: Unclaimed Marine gets rolling final tribute
  • Mystery bullet shoots into Fort Meade day care
  • Dunedin prepares to set boundaries for short-term rentals
  • Foul play suspected after body found in Zephyrhills pond
  • Sarasota statue's #MeToo vandalism sparks conversation
  • Vehicle located, driver arrested in connection to deadly Pasco County hit-and-run
  • Many Florida schools reject arming teachers, despite Parkland Commission recommendation
  • Simulated active shooter scenario proves harder than it looks
  • Treasure Island Fire Department donates truck to Panhandle town