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Don't Hold Your Breath, Hiccup Girl Jennifer Mee: Your Lawyer's Murder Defense Is One Big Choke

Tue, October 26, 2010 11:12am EDT by 2 Comments

OK, OK — Guilty until proven innocent, sure. But is Jennifer Mee seriously going to claim that her six-week hiccuping fit really drove her to allegedly murder a girl?

We don’t have the vagus idea how a lawyer thinks this’ll work, but Jennifer Mee, the Florida teen who became nationally famous for hiccuping for six weeks straight in 2006, may try to claim that it was the hiccups that contributed to her being part of a robbery that led to an alleged murder. Mee is one of three suspects in the murder case. on, attorney John Trevena says that Tourette’s syndrome “is going to be a pivotal issue in her case. It was a much more serious neurological condition than anyone really realized,” Trevena said.

Mee, now 19, and two accomplices allegedly lured Shannon Griffin, 22, to an apartment on the north side of St. Petersburg, Fla. Griffin was allegedly shot after Mee and her two accomplices stole just $50 or $60 from him.