October 25th, 2010
07:15 AM ET

Florida "Hiccup Girl" charged with murder

Police: Jennifer Mee, AKA "Hiccup Girl," is charged with first-degree murder

A Florida teenager who gained national notoriety for a case of the hiccups that lasted for weeks in 2007 has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, authorities said.

Jennifer Mee, 19, was arrested and charged Sunday, according to jail booking information on the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office website. In 2007, Mee's non-stop hiccups gained national attention. She earned the nickname "Hiccup Girl" and appeared multiple times on NBC's "Today" show.

Mee and two others - Laron Raiford, 20, and Lamont Newton, 22 - were arrested and accused of fatally shooting a man during an armed robbery attempt in St. Petersburg, Florida, Saturday night. FULL STORY

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  1. Gilbert

    She looks kind of butch cause she looks as if she needs a shave.

    October 25, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. John

    And now she will use the hiccuping as the reason she was forced into armed robbery.

    October 25, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. k

    her trial should be broadcast if she breaks into hiccups! wow, butch is being kind. RUFF!

    October 25, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. k

    extreme makeover ASAP!!!

    October 25, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. temporaldoom

    She'll just plea insanity caused by the incessant hiccups, which had scarred her mentally and emotionally for the rest of her life.

    October 25, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    I don't believe any hiccup comment has been funny so far. I write something that is actually funny or I just write something serious.
    This is sad. Once again a system apparatus designed to just keep people employed using taxpayer dollars has been fed, one possibly three, more murderers.
    Last week had a murderer been publicly executed the day after sentencing, the male victim in this case would be alive today. This event would not have taken place.
    Everyone would have known what fate awaits them and then not committed murder.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • LegalizeSanity

      Yeah your logic is very flawed and/or perception as well.
      "Everyone would have known what fate awaits them and then not committed murder."

      October 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. stick dog

    Good – the news media puts these people front and center and build them up. Like the one who threw acid in her face. People sent this clown thousands of dollars and cards and flowers. Next up is gonna be that woman who said Mexican pirates killed her husband.

    October 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Yup Yup really doubting that husband and wife story on pirate lake... Why would the mexicans decapitate a guy unless they "HAD" to get really defensive and people that get overly defensive are generally innocent of the crime accused. This hiccup lady needs life in prison.

      October 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Wild Hurricane

    Murdering people is the New Gay

    October 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bond, James Bond

    jim how did you like my indonesion joke, shaken NOT stirred?

    October 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bond, James Bond

    oh come on jim, thats was funny, admit it! ..... But she will get another 15 minutes of fame, fry all 3! Shes ugly and stupid.

    October 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. uneedhelp!

    @Jim! Oh Jim Jim Jim! Let us all hope that YOU are never charged and then falsely convicted for a crime that YOU did not commit-that is under YOUR system of justice! I thought you only made comments that were funny or serious-yours was neither!

    October 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. duck suace

    The victim had the hiccups at time of crime. The shooter was lee's jealous boyfriend and thought the victim was flirting with lee. And out of rage the shooter fataly shoots victim in the throat. The end!

    October 25, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. duck suace

    Top that one.

    October 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jim Brieske

    uneedhelp! Once again you have presented a false argument. You are fuking just stupid.
    I didn't write the three in this case should be executed. I wrote a man would be alive right now if the correct system for detering murder were in place.
    There is difference but your comprehension skills are so very limited that you choose to continue to attack me instead. Then you make an absolutely absurd comment that I would be involved in the murder of someone. So here is something for you, you c u next tuesday.
    If you became a victim because your entire family is systematically killed next week, would you want the death penalty enforced immediately?
    Answer no. I dare you.

    October 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sarah

    how sad is it that the only reason that poor mans death is even in the news is that one of the people responsible had the hiccups

    October 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
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