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    'Hiccup Girl' charged with first-degree murder
    Jennifer Mee 'lured' shooting victim, Florida police allege


    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Jennifer Mee, who was arrested for first-degree murder, in her police booking photograph.

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    updated 10/25/2010 7:07:22 PM ET 2010-10-25T23:07:22


    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A teenager who attracted national media attention after she couldn't stop hiccuping for five weeks has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly luring a man to a house where he was robbed and fatally shot.

    Jennifer Mee, 19, appeared on NBC's TODAY several times in 2007 because of her condition, which caused her to hiccup up to 50 times a minute.

    She tried various cures without success, until the hiccups eventually stopped. The teenager said at the time it was not known exactly why, but credited "a mixture of everything and all the medicine they had me on" in an interview on the TODAY show.

    According to St. Petersburg police, the victim, Shannon Griffin, 22, befriended Mee while online at a social networking site sometime in the last week. A few days ago, they began talking on the telephone and agreed to meet together for the first time on Saturday night, police said.

    Griffin's family has described him as an introvert who spent a lot of time on the Internet. He allegedly told at least one family member that he was excited at the prospect of meeting a girl, police said.

    According to investigators, Mee and two accomplices, Lamont Newton and Laron Raiford, planned to rob Griffin when he arrived at the vacant house.

    Police said there were signs of a struggle during the robbery.

    Investigators found a pair of shoes at the scene that belonged to one of the suspects and also recovered a handgun.

    Following an anonymous tip, homicide investigators arrested Mee, Newton and Raiford on Sunday.

    Police said the trio lived together and Newton was apparently Mee's boyfriend.

    St. Petersburg Police Chief Charles Harmon said at a news conference Monday that investigators were still trying to determine who was holding the gun when it went off.

    The shooting took place as Mee was leaving, police say.

    On her MySpace page, Mee describes herself as a "female version of a hustla" and adds that "her heart is still in Vermont," where her father lives. She last logged into her page Sunday.

    She was being held without bond Monday pending an appearance in Pinellas County Court in Clearwater. County jail records did not show whether she had an attorney.

    Mee's mother, Rachel Robidoux, told The Tampa Tribune on Monday that life for her daughter has been nothing but trouble since national exposure over her hiccups.

    "Honestly, the best way I can describe it, is that they call it a case of the hiccups, but I call it the curse of the hiccups," she told the newspaper. "It felt like a nightmare."


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    Holy crap!

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    I can't stand this family. They keep up with her here. She makes bad choices, she gets into trouble and now look what's she's involved in. Her mom is a whackjob. The girls guilt plain and simple. They will spin it every which wa and the mom is the one who exposed her to begin with
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    So at her hearing this morning she was sobbing and hiccuping and creating a scence. Judge hasn't made a decision if he will give her bond. Defense says she isn't a flight risk. No drivers licnes and she will stay with her mom in hernando co. I do not think she should be able to post bail. They are going to use every avenue to try to get this girl off.
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    She was hiccuping in court???

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    Yep
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    Bond rejected, judge said she is a flight risk. They are also saying she has mental issues and has Torettes syndrome. if she has Torettes its probly the reason for her hiccups, instead of tiks she hicups.
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    Well, good thing lethal injection cures hiccups.

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    HA! Yep, it cures a lot of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXull View Post
    Well, good thing lethal injection cures hiccups.
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    I'd hate to share a cell with her if her hiccups come back. It would drive me to insanity to hear her hiccuping all day every day.
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