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Tampa judge scolds woman who's on trial for killing a Florida lottery winner

 

A judge has been losing patience with the woman being tried in a Tampa, Fla., courtroom on charges of swindling, then killing a lottery winner.

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

Judge Emmett Battles scolded Moore several times Thursday, telling her she shouldn't gesture or nod during witness testimony and evidence.

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, who had never held a "career," and was in and out of trouble with the law, saw his fortune change when he had bought a quick-pick Florida lottery ticket and won, choosing to take the $17 million cash payout. 

Hillsborough County detectives say Moore then approached Shakespeare under the pretense of writing a book about his life story. 

Instead, prosecutors accuse Moore of finagling Shakespeare to sign over his remaining assets and then killing him. Prosecutors say they have mounting evidence against Moore including financial records detailing how Shakespeare signed over $3.5 million to her.

Shakespeare's decomposed body was found under a concrete slab and buried in the back of his home in January of 2010. Moore had been living in his mansion at the time. She faces life in prison if convicted. 

Fox News' Phil Keating and the Associated Press contributed to this report.