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Home returned to estate of slain lottery winner Shakespeare

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: October 4, 2013 at 08:43 AM

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The million-dollar Polk County home of a slain lottery winner has been stripped from his convicted killer and returned to his estate.

Circuit Judge J. Dale Durrance ruled that Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore never paid Abraham Shakespeare.

A lawyer representing Shakespeare’s estate said the Lakeland home will be sold to benefit his two sons, the Ledger reported.

Shakespeare won a $17 million lump-sum in 2006 but he lost most of his money.

During Moore’s trial last year, prosecutors showed she befriended Shakespeare to take control of his remaining wealth, including his home.

Shakespeare disappeared in April 2009 and his body was found nine months later under a slab behind a home owned by Moore. He had been shot twice.

Moore was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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