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    Release Number: 10-043

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 2, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect Arrested In Connection With The Murder Of Abraham Shakespeare

    Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore arrested in connection with the murder of lottery winner, Abraham Shakespeare.
    • Tuesday
    • February 2, 2010
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Eastern Hillsborough County

    Dorice Donegan Moore,  DOB 7-25-72

    9340 Red Hawk Bend Drive

    Lakeland, Florida


    Charge:  Accessory after the fact/First Degree Murder

    The following information is directly from the Criminal Report Affidavit:


    On February 2, 2010 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Hillsborough deputies arrested Dorice Moore in eastern Hillsborough County on State Road 39.


    Between April 6, 2009 and April 7, 2009, at an unknown hour, Abraham Shakespeare was murdered within the residence located at 5732 Highway 60 East in Plant City.


    Dorice Moore arranged for an undisclosed witness to use a backhoe to dig a hole to bury construction debris behind the residence located at 5802 Highway 60 East in Plant City, and later had him come back to fill the hole in. The undisclosed witness later met with the Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Wallace and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Detective Thomas and identified the location where the body was recovered as the same location where he had been requested to dig the hole.


    In December 2009,  Dorice Moore wrote a letter to the victim’s mother claiming to be the victim and to be alright.  Dorice Moore used the victim’s cell phone and sent text messages to the victim’s friends and family.  On December 27, 2009, Moore had an undisclosed witness make a cell phone call to the victim’s mother pretending to be the victim and had him tell the victim’s mother that he was alright.  Moore later admitted to Detective’s Wallace and Clark that she had taken the steps to make it appear that the victim was still alive.


    Between December 28, 2009 and January 21, 2010, Moore approached an undisclosed witness inquiring if he knew of anyone that was awaiting sentencing in prison and would be willing to admit to killing Abraham Shakespeare in exchange for $50,000.00.  Moore told the undisclosed witness that he and the other person would have to dig up the body and move it to another location.


    On January 25, 2010, Moore met with an undisclosed witness and provided a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver and told him this was the weapon that had killed Abraham Shakespeare. Later on the same day, Moore took the undisclosed witness to 5802 Highway 60 East in Plant City and showed him a concrete slab behind the residence and pointed to the location the body was buried.  Moore placed a piece of steel bar on the slab to mark the spot and it was agreed that the body would be removed from the grave that night at 8:00 p.m.  Moore told the undisclosed witness that she was leaving a white in color Ford F150 pick-up truck with an enclosed trailer attached to be used to transport the body.  Moore gave the keys to the truck to the undisclosed witness.  Moore showed the undisclosed witness the contents of the trailer, which she had purchased, that consisted of a galvanized metal trough, bleach, gloves and plastic sheeting.


    On January 25, 2010, Moore admitted to Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Wallace and Clark that she had purchased bags of lime to be place over the victim’s body when it was buried.


    On January 28, 2010 members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office recovered human remains approximately six feet beneath the surface in the location where the metal bar was left by Dorice Moore.  The remains were identified to be that of Abraham Shakespeare by way of fingerprints.  The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death for Abraham Shakespeare was homicidal violence.




    e:  Accessory after the fact/First Degree Murder
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