The young woman who found herself briefly famous after coming down with a three-week case of the hiccups may soon be heading to prison for 15 years.
At the age of 15, Jennifer Mee enjoyed a brief moment of celebrity when she appeared on a morning talk show with a curious condition — hiccups that just wouldn’t go away. In 2010, the young Florida woman, by then 19, was once again in the headlines, this time facing murder charges.
A young woman who first attracted national attention for a stubborn case of hiccups will be tried separately from her co-defendants, a judge has ruled. Jennifer Mee, 20, is charged with felony murder for allegedly luring a man she met online into an alleyway where police say her boyfriend, Lamont Newton, and their friend Laron Raiford, robbed and killed him.
A hearing to determine whether “Hiccup Girl” Jennifer Mee will be tried separately from her co-defendants was set to take place today in a Pinellas County, Fla., courtroom.