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The many faces of Dee Dee Moore

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

She has been scolded for distracting jurors. She has cried. She has claimed she has bizarre medical conditions making it difficult for her to be in court.

Over the last week and a half, a Tampa jury has seen the many faces of Dee Dee Moore, who is accused of killing Polk County lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare. We've seen them for years.

Moore's appearance has dramatically changed in the years she's been a suspect in the case. She's accused of taking Shakespeare's money, killing him, and burying him in Plant City.

When she was first arrested, she had blonde hair. She now has black hair. And she's never been shy to display her emotions – from laughter to outbursts to crying – in front of a jury that will soon decide her fate.

Moore's murder trial resumed Wednesday, and the latest twist is that jurors had security escorts into the courtroom after telling them a witness was "making them feel uncomfortable."

That man, Greg Smith, was the prosecutor's star witness. He testified Tuesday during the trial. Moore shielded her face from the jury as audio tapes told the tale of a cover up.

Hours of secretly recorded conversations between Smith and Moore were played in court. During the recordings, Moore says Shakespeare was killed by drug dealers and she kept quiet because she was in fear of her life.

A jury will have to decide if she, in fact, was the killer.

(You can read about his testimony here: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/20260933/2012/12/04/testimony-outlines-coverup-of-lotto-winners-death)

He underwent a brief a cross-examination, then the jury heard from Moore's ex-boyfriend, Shar Krasniqi

They also got to see her handgun.

Krasniqi told the jury that he and Dee Dee Moore lived together at time Shakespeare disappeared, and remembers having a gun in the house, in a safe.

But there was a setback for the state when prosecutors called a firearms expert to the stand. Yolanda Soto, with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said she could not say for sure the bullets used to kill Shakespeare were fired from Moore's gun.

"Because the bullets lack the identifying characteristics that must be present when attempting to make an identification, I could not identify them as having been fired from the same firearm, nor could I identify them as having been fired from the submitted firearm," Soto testified.

The trial was briefly delayed over a technical issue: there was concern that the media pool camera picked up Moore's comments during a break, which would have been a violation of the court rules. But after a brief investigation, the judge ruled that there was no violation, and the trial continued.

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