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'Hiccup Girl' charged with murder

Jennifer Mee gained notoriety in 2007 during her six-week-long battle with hiccups. Photo Source: CNN Jennifer Mee gained notoriety in 2007 during her six-week-long battle with hiccups. Photo Source: CNN

TAMPA, FL (RNN) - A Florida teen who gained national attention for a six-week-long case of the hiccups has been charged with first-degree murder.

Jennifer Mee, 19, was arrested and charged Sunday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. She is being held without bond.

Mee is accused of participating in a robbery in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday night that left the victim dead. Two men, Laron Raiford, 20, and Lamont Newton, 22, also have been charged in the murder.

A press release by the St. Petersburg Police Department reports Mee lured the victim, 22-year-old Shannon Griffin, to the scene of the shooting and Raiford and Newton robbed him at gunpoint. Griffin struggled with the suspects during the robbery and was shot and killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

All three suspects are being held in the Pinellas County Jail.

Mee gained notoriety in 2007 when she had hiccups nearly non-stop for six weeks. Various treatments, including medication, hypnotism and acupuncture, failed until the condition went away on its own.

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