Morbidology the Podcast – 68: Abraham Shakespeare

Podcast released on: 5th October 2020

If you’ve ever played the lottery, I don’t doubt you’ve fantasized about winning and what you would do with that kind of money. Maybe buy a mansion, an expensive car. A lot of people think that winning the lottery will be the end of their problems but sadly, the curse of the lottery can often…


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If you’ve ever played the lottery, I don’t doubt you’ve fantasized about winning and what you would do with that kind of money. Maybe buy a mansion, an expensive car. A lot of people think that winning the lottery will be the end of their problems but sadly, the curse of the lottery can often befall the winners, leaving them wishing that they never won at all. In 2009, a lottery winner in Florida vanished. Rumors circulated around town that he was hiding from the FBI, that he was sick, and that he had been killed. Would the truth finally reveal itself?

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“Abraham Shakespeare’s mother says she forgives son’s killer, DeeDee Moore”

“Florida Lotto Murder Trial: Bizarre Moments”

“Judge scolds lottery murder suspect”

“DeeDee Moore Interview with Abraham Shakespeare”

“DeeDee Moore listens to her own interrogations with police in her trial”

“During interrogation, DeeDee Moore offers multiple explanations for Shakespeare’s death”

“Interview with Gregory Smith

“‘Person Of Interest’ In Shakespeare Case Speaks”

“Abraham Shakespeare’s Mom”

“Woman Caught on Tape Hiring Undercover Cop to Conceal Her Murder”

“Woman denies role in Lotto winner’s death”

“Trust & Treachery – Abraham Shakespeare Murder”

Sources:

The Lake Wales News, 25 November, 2009 – “Missing Millionaire Mystifies Cops”

The Ledger, 25 November, 2009 – “Lakeland Lottery Winner Missing”

The Orlando Sentinel, 25 November, 2009 – “$31m Lottery Winner is Missing, Police Say”

The Ledger, 2 December, 2009 – “Reward Offered for Lotto Winner”

The Tampa Tribune, 3 December, 2009 – “Reward Offered in Hunt for Man”

The Ledger, 6 December, 2009 – “Woman Says Missing Man Publicity Upended Life”

Tampa Bay Times, 13 December, 2009 – “Fed Up? Or Was It Foul Play?”

Associated Press, 6 January, 2010 – “Person of Interest in Missing FL Lottery Winner”

Lompoc Record, 6 January, 2010 – “Fla. Sheriff Fears Missing Lottery Winner Killed”

The Lake Wales News, 11 January, 2010 – “Sheriff Believes Missing Millionaire to be Dead”

The Ledger, 14 January, 2019 – “Was Lotter Winner Cheated?”

Associated Press, 29 January, 2010 – “Body in Backyard is Missing Fla. Lottery Winner”

The Ledger, 29 January, 2010 – “Money Offered for Lies”

Tampa Bay Times, 2 February, 2010 – “Friend Admits Knowing Lotto Winner Killer”

Associated Press, 3 February, 2010 – “Friend Charged with Hiding Fla. Lotto Winner Death”

Danville Register & Bee, 4 February, 2010 – “Trust Was Costly For Lottery Winner”

The Ledger, 7 February, 2010 – “Funeral Brings Some Closure”

Tampa Bay Times, 10 February, 2010 – “Suspect in Lotto Case Has Records of Staging Schemes”

The Tampa Tribune, 13 February, 2010 – “Woman Accused in Slaying Coveted Luxurious Lifestyle”

Tampa Bay Times, 21 February, 2010 – “Step by Step, Story Unravelled”

The Tampa Tribune, 20 March, 2010 – “Moore Says God Knows She’s Innocent”

The Ledger, 30 August, 2010 – “House Where Abraham Shakespeare’s Body Found Turned Over to His Estate”

The Ledger, 16 September, 2010 – “Moore Sought Her Parents’ Help”

Tampa Bay Times, 17 September, 2010 – “Bid to Deflect Blame to Dad”

Tampa Bay Times, 19 October, 2010 – “Lotto Slaying Suspect’s Jail Tale Called a Lie”

Tampa Bay Times, 11 November, 2010 – “Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty for Dee Dee Moore”

The Ledger, 17 February, 2011 – “Suspect DeeDee Moore Fight to Keep Lotto Winner’s House”

Tampa Bay Times, 12 October, 2011 – “Lottery Winner’s Estate Sues DeeDee Moore”

Tampa Bay Times, 3 November, 2012 – “Woman’s Mental State Debated”

The Ledger, 27 November, 2012 – “Lawyer Give Opening Statements in DeeDee Moore Case”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 28 November, 2012 – “Fla. Lottery Killing Defendant Reacts Badly to Meds”

Tampa Bay Examiner, 28 November, 2012 – “Shakespeare’s Tragedy”

The Ledger, 29 November, 2012 – “Shakespeare’s Mother Testifies, Described Moore’s Actions After Disappearance”

The Ledger, 30 November, 2012 – “Detective Testifies He Warned Moore About Lying”

The Tampa Tribune, 30 November, 2012 – “Moore Warned for Reacting to Testimony”

Polk News Sun, 1 December, 2012 – “Investigators Tighten Focus on Defendant in Lottery Trial”

The Ledger, 4 December, 2012 – “Informant Suggested Fall Guy Take Blame”

The Tampa Bay Times, 5 December, 2012 – “Admission Shy of Killing”

The Ledger, 6 December, 2012 – “Undercover Officer Describes DeeDee’s Proposal for Him”

Tampa Bay Times, 7 December, 2012 – “Moore Throws a Fit at Trial”

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10 December, 2012 – “Florida Woman Convicted of Murdering Lottery Winner”

The Ledger, 10 December, 2012 – “Jury Convicts Dorice “DeeDee” Moore of Murdering Lottery Winner”

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