Fla. 'hiccup girl' guilty of 1st degree murder

Associated Press
Defendant Jennifer Mee looks at her defense team during her trial on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 2013. Mee and two men are charged in the death of Shannon Griffin, a 22-year-old Wal-Mart worker. Prosecutors say Mee lured Griffin to a St. Petersburg home under the pretense of buying marijuana, but instead, two of Mee's friends robbed him at gunpoint. Griffin struggled with the suspects and was shot several times. Mee gained fame because of her uncontrolled hiccupping as a teenager . Videos of her hiccupping gained her national attention, as did her attempts to quell the problem. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler, Pool)
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who became famous for her uncontrollable hiccupping has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

A Pinellas County jury deliberated four hours Friday night before delivering the guilty verdict against 22-year-old Jennifer Mee.

Mee wept in the courtroom as the verdict was read.

Officials say Mee lured the victim to an abandoned home under the pretense of buying marijuana in October of 2010. Once there, two of Mee's friends robbed him at gunpoint — but the victim struggled and was shot four times.

As a 15-year-old, Mee developed a case of the hiccups that wouldn't go away. Videos of her hiccupping, and of her trying to quell the hiccups, gained her national attention.

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