Jennifer Mee, the "Hiccup Girl," Charged with Murder


Jennifer Mee, who captivated the nation in 2007 as the "Hiccup Girl," has now made news for something much different: murder.

Perhaps you might remember a story in 2007 about a girl who had uncontrollable hiccups, to the point where the girl would hiccup up to 50 times a minute. The condition could not be treated by several doctors, and at time, it would prevent the girl from attending school. That girl, Jennifer Mee, has now been charged with first-degree murder after taking part in a robbery that left a woman dead.

The 19-year old girl and two others, Laron Redford, 20, and Lamont Newton, 22, have all confessed to their role in a robbery. Lee lured in the victim, 22-year old Shannon Griffin, to the other two, at which point Redford and Newton robbed the victim. Griffin struggled with the men and was shot repeatedly.

After receiving national attention for her relentless hiccups in 2007, Mee went on the Today Show to discuss the strange condition. Months later her hiccups were cured, and she made another appearance on the show. Mee continued to make the news though, once for running away from home and another time for going missing after her mother called police following an argument Mee had with her boyfriend.

The video below includes coverage from ABC on the story.

Around the Web:

'Hiccup Girl' charged in Florida slaying [CNN]

'Hiccup Girl' among 3 suspects arrested for killing St. Petersburg man [ABC Action News]

'Hiccup Girl' charged with first-degree murder [MSNBC]

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