TAMPA - Defense attorneys for a woman accused of killing a central Florida lottery winner will present their case in a courtroom in Tampa.
The third week of Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore's trial begins Monday. Moore is accused of killing Abraham Shakespeare, who won millions in 2006. Prosecutors say she swindled Shakespeare out of his dwindling fortune, then shot him and buried his body in the backyard.
It's unclear whether Moore, who is 40, will take the witness stand. In opening statements, Moore's attorney told the jury that his client was trying to help protect Shakespeare's assets from a pending child support case when he was killed by drug dealers who haven't been caught.
During several days of testimony, prosecutors built a case from a confidential informant's statements and financial records.
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