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

Tue, October 26, 2010 11:12am EST 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.

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Posted at 2:48 PM on October 27, 2010  

“…the vagus idea”…huh? I think you mean ‘vaguest’. Please correct your post. Everyone makes mistakes, but this looks rather like you didn’t actually know the word you wanted to use.

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Posted at 10:36 AM on October 28, 2010  

cereal face-Perhaps you don’t realize that the vagus nerve ie the the 10th cranial nerve controls the diaphragm and is the source for hiccoughs. It was a clever play on words hence the italics.

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