Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

Maneuver prompts attorney to cancel media interviews with 'Hiccup Girl' Jennifer Mee

The attorney for "Hiccup Girl" Jennifer Mee has canceled several media interviews that were scheduled with her for Monday, one day before her murder trial is set to begin.

Prosecutors last week filed an emergency motion seeking to block Mee from giving interviews to several media outlets, including Today, Inside Edition, Dr. Phil, Bay News 9 and the Tampa Bay Times. A judge on Friday refused to block the interviews.

But then a new wrinkle emerged: Prosecutors and the St. Petersburg Police Department said they intended to have a homicide detective present for all media interviews. That way, the detective could later testify about anything incriminating Mee might have said.

Mee's attorney John Trevena said under the circumstances, he felt it necessary to cancel the interviews. Jury selection in the case is expected to take all day Tuesday.

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