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Dorice Donegan Moore Had Lottery Winner Abraham Shakespeare's Body in Backyard

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TAMPA, Fla. (CBS/AP) Florida police feel they have solid evidence that Dorice Donegan Moore tampered with lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare's murdered body after he was dead, but they have yet to say if they will charge her with his killing.

Photo: Dorice Donegan Moore.

"I won't say we have identified all of the players involved," said Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee. "We're going to find out everyone that was involved. We're going to seek justice."

Dorice Donegan Moore was charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder on Wednesday. Shakespeare's body was found encased in five feet of cement in the backyard of a home she purchased in her boyfriend's name.

Photo: Abraham Shakespeare, center, displays an oversized check after winning the lottery in 2006.

"I would never take another human's life. No amount of money in the world is worth that," she said shortly before her arrest. She claimed she poured the cement where his body was found to park a boat.

At this point, investigators have not pinned the killing on Dorice Donegan Moore, but they say she scammed Shakespeare out of his winnings, tried to convince his family that he was still alive after his murder, and tried to pay someone to move his body and take the rap for his slaying.

Photo: Dorice Donegan Moore's mug shot by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Property records show she bought a $1 million home from Shakespeare for $655,000 and she acknowledged moving $2 million of his money into her bank account.

Shakespeare was last seen in April - more than two years after he took a lump-sum payment of $17 million on a $30 million jackpot. Detectives said Shakespeare was killed on April 6 or 7, 2009, at a home in a rural town east of Tampa. He was buried, officials said, at a home next door, which according to property records, was purchased by Moore and listed in the name of her boyfriend.

Investigators claim Moore showed the person where the body was buried on Jan. 25 and provided a pickup truck to transport it, along with bleach and plastic sheeting. Police began digging up her backyard the next day.

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