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Fla. judge scolds Dorice Moore, alleged lottery winner killer, for behavior in court

Defendant Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore arrives in court at the Hillsborough County Courthouse for the opening statements in her case Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Moore is charged with the murder of Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Jay Conner, Pool) JAY CONNER

Defendant Dorice Moore arrives in a Florida court for the opening statements in her case on Nov. 28, 2012
AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Jay Conner, Pool

(CBS/AP) TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida judge scolded the woman being tried in the swindling and killing of a lottery winner on Thursday, telling her she shouldn't gesture or nod during witness testimony and evidence.

Dorice Moore is entering her fifth day of trial on Friday in the 2009 shooting death of Abraham Shakespeare, who won a $30 million lottery in 2006. She is charged with first-degree murder.

Judge Emmett Battles appeared to be losing patience with Moore's behavior in court, reprimanding her several times.

Moore's lawyer said most of the evidence against his client is circumstantial and that there's nothing tying Moore to the gun used to kill Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's decomposed body was found under a concrete slab and buried in the back of Moore's home in January 2010.

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