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"Hiccup Girl" murder trial postponed

LARGO — A murder trial involving Jennifer Mee, who has been known as the "Hiccup Girl," and two other suspects was postponed until Sept. 10 at a court hearing Monday. Mee, 20, and co-defendants Lamont Newton, 23, and Laron Raiford, 21, are accused of plotting to meet 22-year-old Shannon Griffin in St. Petersburg and rob him. Instead he was shot and killed in the October 2010 incident. The three defendants are charged with murder and had been scheduled to go on trial together starting Feb. 7. Defense attorneys are considering having them tried separately; that will be discussed at a hearing March 23. Mee, of St. Petersburg, gained nationwide notoriety as a teenager in 2007 because of a case of hiccups that wouldn't quit.

"Hiccup Girl" murder trial postponed 01/30/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:13pm]
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