Lottery Winner Death Trial Will Go Into Next Week

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A Tampa judge told jurors in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing a Florida lottery winner that the proceedings will continue through next week.

The trial was supposed to last until Friday.

But Judge Emmett Lamar Battles told the jury on Thursday the trial will stretch into Monday or Tuesday.

It was the ninth day of trial for Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore, who is accused of scamming Abraham Shakespeare out of some of his lottery winnings and then killing him in 2009.

During the trial’s opening statements, Moore’s lawyer told jurors 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.

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