Hiccup girl was convicted of first degree murder on Sept. 20. According to MSN News, Jennifer Mee, 22, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2010 murder of Shannon Griffin. Mee lured Griffin to an abandoned home where two of her friends robbed him at gunpoint and then killed him.
You may remember Mee from a few years back. She was on "The Today Show" for an interview and became somewhat of a strange sensation -- "hiccup girl" got a bad case of the hiccups that wouldn't go away no matter what she tried. Back then, Mee was just a sweet 15-year-old with a weird problem that people couldn't get over.
Now, hiccup girl has a murder conviction on her record and she will be going away for a very long time. Her defense attorneys said that Mee suffered from schizophrenia and Tourette's Syndrome but she did not get off by way of insanity. In fact, that claim may have hurt her in this case.
Although Mee didn't actually commit murder, she was an accessory and she is being punished just the same as the co-defendant, LaRon Raiford, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last month. The third friend involved in this case, Lamont Newton (Mee's ex-boyfriend), will be heading to trial soon.
More on hiccup girl's murder conviction in the video above.
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