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'The Hiccup Girl' back in the national news, this time for murder


Three years ago, Jennifer Mee became a national sensation as the poor "Hiccup Girl," cursed with a three-week case of hiccups.

She appeared on national morning shows and thousands of suggestions from well-wishers poured in with remedies.

Now, Jennifer Mee, 19, has a much worse situation on her hands: The St. Petersburg, Fla., resident has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

According to the St. Petersburg police, Mee "lured" a man to an address, where two other men shot and killed him. All three suspects have admitted their involvement, police said. A conviction can lead to the death penalty.

This is not the first time Mee has been back in the news. She ran away shortly after her hiccup cure and was again reported missing by her mother earlier this year, according to media reports.

No one knows the exact reason for a constant case of hiccups, but it has proved fatal in some cases. A 1944 Time article states that an Anna Mayer of New York hiccuped for 46 days and lost 81 pounds as a result. Her case only ended when she was operated on by a surgeon.

By Melissa Bell  | October 25, 2010; 7:40 AM ET
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I wonder does she wish she still had the hiccups instead of a murder charge ?

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | October 25, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Her small beady eyes. Her blank stare. Why, it's another tea party leader in progress! Just wait boys and girls....the tea party will co-opt her into their folds as the newest babble-mouthed darling of their cause.

Posted by: fmamstyle | October 25, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Judge: "Miss Mee, How do you plead?"
Mee: "Your Honor, I [hic], I [hic] plead [hic] [hic] not [hic] guil [hic] tee."

Posted by: CubsFan | October 25, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Is it caused by Meth?

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 25, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

@fmamstyle- You're a real "funny" one aren't you? Why do I detect bitterness about a topic that isn't even relevant to this story? Forget 'our meds' this morning? Here's an political jargon on a political topic? Have some more coffee, put on a smile, and have a great day!

Posted by: N2valus61 | October 25, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

The Internet Trolls Union issued this statement: "Although the style and content of fmamstyle's post conforms to some ITU guidelines, it is not clever enough to meet the requirements of quality trolldom. Hereby, the ITU declaims responsibility for this and subsequent content from this poster."

Posted by: getjiggly1 | October 25, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

People helped her with her hicups now maybe Eric Holder can do something for her?

Eric helped the following maybe he can help her, view link . . .

Posted by: Montana_Miles | October 25, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

@getjiggly1- ;p

Posted by: N2valus61 | October 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

@fmamstyle…Someone pee in your Cherrios? (By your post it seems you're not happy today and somethin' tells me you're gonna HATE next Tuesday!)

Posted by: Rent-A-Yenta | October 25, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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