Lottery Winner Murdered
Have you heard the story of Abraham Shakespeare? In 2006 he was working as a truck drivers assistant and living with his Mother when he won a $30 million-dollar Florida lottery ($13 million after taxes). By May of 2007 he has being sued by a man he used to work with – who claimed that Shakespeare stole the lottery ticket from him. Shakespeare won the suit but had to deal with it until October of 2007. During and after that time he was besieged with people asking for money.
According to Howard Altman, a reporter for the Tampa Tribune, in an article on March 18, 2010, Shakespeare gave millions away to other people for cars, yachts and houses. He paid for funerals, electric bills and rent and gave $100 dollar bills to homeless people in front of the Salvation Army.
Shakespeare’s half brother reported that Abraham felt like someone was out to get him. Shakespeare drew up a will in March of 2009. In April he went missing. Through the summer and into the winter he remained missing. In January his body was found, wrapped in plastic, a blanket and a rug. He had been shot. One person has been charged with funneling millions of his money to herself and with first degree murder and others are being implicated.