Lottery Winner Murder Trial: Opening Statements Begin

Dee Dee Moore is accused of swindling a multi-million dollar winner out of his money and killing him
2:39 | 11/29/12

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Explosive testimony in the florida murder trial of the woman accused of swindling a multimillion-dollar winner and then killing him. Opening statements starting wednesday, followed by shocking, new details from the woman's ex-husband. Abc's linsey davis is here with the very latest. Linsey? Reporter: Good morning, amy. Some damning testimony, from dee dee's husband, who said she needed to bury debris for construction. Prosecutors say there was no body in that -- there was actually a body in that hole, not debris. For the second time in as many days, dee dee moore couldn't contain her tears, as she sat in this florida courtroom. Moore's on trial for fatally shooting worker-turned-millionaire, abraham shakespeare. She took extreme, calculated steps to avoid detection. Reporter: Prosecutors called it a diabolical scheme to rob and then kill the 22-year-old, who she had a business relationship. They don't take no for an answer. Reporter: Abraham shakespeare went from rags to riches in 2006, when he bought a quick pick ticket, winning millions. Three years later, he had gone through most of it. Prosecutors say, that's when he met dee dee moore. And she says he agreed to let her manager his money. Six feet down, they find abraham shakespeare's remains. Reporter: Police say they found shakespeare's body in moore's back yard, covered in concrete in 2009. Moore denies she had anything do do with his death. Are you a murderer? No. Reporter: But on wednesday, her former husband, james, took the stand. Receiving he dug that hole and then covered it up, at his wife's request. Did you look in the hole? No, sir. Reporter: Moore sat quiet, writing notes on wednesday. A far cry from this, a day before, when the judge scolded her for using body language that could be communicating with jurors. They think I'm guilty. Reporter: Moore's attorneys the case against their client is based only on circumstance, not known fact. Little or known direct evidence can prove this charge of murd Reporter: Prosecutors say dee dee admitted to an undercover officer that she was going to pay him $50,000 over time to take the fall for the murder. That's what months after shakespeare's death, police say led them to his body, which they said had been shot twice in the chest with a .38 caliber pistol, belonging to moore.

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