From the Tampa Times, a co-defendant of Saint Petersburg's own "hiccup girl" was found guilty of murder late Friday...is she next?
23-year-old Laron Raiford was found guilty of first-degree murder and immediately sentenced to life in prison. The suspect was the first to be tried for a 2010 murder. The co-defendant, "hiccup girl" Jennifer Mee is scheduled for trial at a later date. Ms. Mee became famous for media coverage when her hiccups persisted over a period of several months.
In the trial the prosecutor said the defendant and co-defendants had the victim come over to their house to buy marijuana. Once there however, the victim was instead robbed and shot multiple times in the chest. As of this writing, Ms. Mee's trial along with the remaining co-defendant is ongoing.
Florida is among many states that have a so-called "felony murder" rule. A person can be charged with murder if they were participating in a felony crime when the death occurs. This is true even if they did not intend to kill the victim.