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Grand jury indicts 'Hiccup Girl' Jennifer Mee, two others in murder case

LARGO — Jennifer Mee, the woman known as the "Hiccup Girl," and two men were indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder.

In another development, Mee's attorney, John Trevena, said he would ask a judge to release her on bail while she awaits trial. A hearing on the request has been scheduled for Tuesday, Trevena said.

Trevena acknowledged it is difficult to get first-degree murder defendants released on bail. But he said Mee's mother, stepfather and other relatives plan to testify on her behalf.

Mee, 19, Lamont Antonio Newton, 22, and Laron Cordale Raiford, 20, are accused of killing Shannon Griffin, 22, in a robbery gone bad in St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg police say Mee met Griffin on a social networking website, then lured him to a vacant home, where he was robbed and shot to death.

Since their arrests, Mee, Newton and Raiford have been held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail.

Grand jury indicts 'Hiccup Girl' Jennifer Mee, two others in murder case 10/28/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:03am]
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