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Lottery millionaire was victim of homicidal violence, sheriff's office says

PLANT CITY — An autopsy concluded that millionaire lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare died of homicidal violence, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced today.

Shakespeare, the lottery winner from Lakeland whose remains were found buried at a home in Plant City last week, was identified by his fingerprints.

An autopsy was completed over the weekend, but the Medical Examiner's Office said the Sheriff's Office would release his cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office would not elaborate on the cause of death "to preserve the integrity of the case," said spokeswoman Debbie Carter,

Shakespeare's remains were found under a 30-foot by 30-foot concrete slab behind a home at 5802 State Road 60 E.

The home is owned by Shar Krasniqi, who Polk County authorities say is the boyfriend of Dorice "DeeDee" Moore of Lakeland, named as a person of interest in Shakespeare's disappearance.

Moore told the The Ledger in Lakeland on Monday that she helped cover up Shakespeare's death but didn't kill him.

"God knows I did not pull that trigger, and the court system will prove that," Moore said.

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Lottery millionaire was victim of homicidal violence, sheriff's office says 02/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 2:00pm]
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