Abraham Shakespeare, Dee Dee Moore: Watch ‘Murder in the Thirst Who Killed The Lottery Millionaire’


Abraham Shakespeare was murdered by Dee Dee Moore in Florida after winning the lottery. His story airs on BET’s new true-crime show Murder in the Thirst: “Who Killed The Lottery Millionaire.” Dee Dee Moore was thirsty to have Abraham Shakespeare’s millions at all cost. She was willing to kill for it. And she did kill for it. 


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Abraham Shakespeare: The Millionaire Lotto Curse

Abraham Shakespeare disappeared in the spring of 2009. To his friends and family, it was the strangest thing. Shakespeare was rich. He had recently gone from clean up guy to a millionaire after winning $30 million in the lottery, opting later to take a lump sum of $17 million. With that load of cash, he bought an expensive shiny new car and a lavish mansion fit for a king. He wanted to share the money with his beloved mother, but she told him she wanted no part of it because the money was evil.

Abraham Shakespeare was missing for more than six months before anyone took it seriously and called the cops. Everyone speculated he was still alive and living in hiding because he was tired of people asking for his money. Dee Dee Moore help spread those rumors. But there was something more sinister at play. 



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The minute Dee Dee Moore came into his life, it all went downhill. She befriended him under the guise of helping him manage his money, and she was going to write a book about his life. However, the more Dee Dee became involved, she woo’d Abraham Shakespeare with her body and her charm. Unfortunately, he realized a little too late that he was losing control. Dee Dee had slowly taken over his finances, his bank accounts, and his life. 

With Shakespeare’s money, Dee Dee bought an impressive ranch home and expensive jewelry. Relatives and friends felt sorry for Abraham because he was a kind and generous man who would have helped anyone in need, including Dee Dee. 

Detectives located his body in her backyard, nearly a year after he disappeared. He had been shot in the chest twice. It was almost the perfect crime, ABC News reported. Today, Dorice ‘Dee Dee Moore’ is serving life in prison. She still claims she had nothing to do with the Abraham Shakespeare’s death.

Watch Murder in the Thirst: “Who Killed the Lottery Millionaire” tonight at 9/8 p.m. Central on BET.




Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.