TAMPA - A jury Monday found Dorice " DeeDee" Moore was guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare in 2009 in a plot to get his money.
They deliberated just 3 hours and 16 minutes.
"She had everything she wanted and she still didn't have enough, and she took his life," said Shakespeare's cousin, Cynthia Johnson.
The case captured international headlines.
Shakespeare, from Lakeland, was down on his luck, then won the Florida Lottery in 2006 and received $17 million.
He was last seen in April, 2009, and his family reported him missing in November, 2009.
In January 2010 investigators found Shakespeare's body buried underneath a concrete slab in the backyard of Moore's boyfriend, Shar Krasniqi. The medical examiner said the 43-year-old had been shot twice in the chest.
Moore, 39, was accused of being the mastermind behind his murder. All along, she declared her innocence.
After reading the guilty verdict, Judge Emmett Battles told Moore that she is probably the most manipulative person he has ever seen.
"Cold. Calculated. Cruel. They all apply. Manipulative. Probably the most manipulative person this court has seen," Judge Battles said.
"Abraham Shakespeare was your prey and your victim. Money was the root of the evil you brought to Abraham."
She was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
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