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"Hiccup Girl" Jennifer Mee Denied Bail in Fla. Murder Case

Mee and the others reportedly admitted to the crimes during questioning, CBS affiliate WFOR reports. According to The Associated Press, she is being held without bond. In 2007, Mee gained national attention as the girl who could not stop hiccupping; she would hiccup up to 50 times a minute for months. She tried home remedies and consulted medical specialists, a hypnotist and an acupuncturist, until the hiccups finally just stopped on their own. Mee is no longer suffering from the hiccups, police spokesman Mike Puetz said.
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CLEARWATER, Florida (CBS/AP) Jennifer Mee, the Florida teen who first gained attention for her unstoppable hiccups, and who is now charged with murder, has been denied bail in the case.

Judge Donald Horrox on Friday denied a motion to set bond for Mee, who remains jailed. The 19-year-old is charged with first-degree murder, accused of luring 22-year-old Shannon Griffin to a meeting in a vacant home, where he was robbed and shot. Authorities say they do not believe Mee fired the gun.

Mee and her attorney John Trevena had asked the judge to set bail at $50,000.

Mee was briefly in the spotlight in 2007 because she couldn't stop hiccupping. The episode lasted about five weeks, and stopped as mysteriously as it began.

Trevena says Mee has Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological disorder that can cause involuntary movements and speech problems.

He and Mee's mother have suggested that the illness may become an issue in the teen's murder defense.

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