'Hiccup Girl' trial update: Jennifer Mee begins hiccupping in court, jurors hear phone call to mom

CLEARWATER - The jury in Jennifer Mee's trial heard new incriminating evidence against the defendant Thursday afternoon.

Mee, who became known as the "Hiccup Girl" when her hiccups lasted for months in 2007, is charged in the 2010 murder of Shannon Griffin.

In a jail house call played in the Clearwater courtroom Thursday, 22-year-old Mee is heard telling her mother, "I set everything up."

The setup she's referring to happened in 2010, when Griffin and Mee met on a social networking site and were supposed to meet up for a date.

Instead of a romantic meet up, police say the then 19-year-old Mee lured Griffin into a robbery, when Laron Raiford and Lamont Newton robbed him at gunpoint.

Officials say Griffin struggled with the two men and was shot several times.

However Mee's defense attorney says it wasn't a setup, it was a messy love-triangle gone awry.

He also mentioned days ago that Mee had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. A court psychologist quickly evaluated Mee to make sure she was fit to stand trial.

Today, Mee began hiccupping in court as the day of testimony continued.

A forensic technician from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was the first person on the stand this morning.

The testimony revolved around the gun used in the murder.

If convicted, Mee will face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 

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