'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.
| October 25, 2010; 7:40 AM ET
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