Crime

Oct 26, 2010 9:09 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Police: 'Hiccup girl' was transient before slaying

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police say a young Florida woman once known for unstoppable hiccups was living a transient life before she was charged this week with murder.

Investigator Mike Kovacsev from the St. Petersburg police told NBC's Today show Tuesday that Jennifer Mee, 19, had been living in a series of motels and apartments.

Mee was thrust into brief fame as a teenager in 2007 by uncontrollable hiccups that drew national media attention.

Mee and two men were charged Sunday with first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old man. Mee allegedly lured the man to a meeting Saturday, where he was robbed and shot. The man's life was worth just $50 - that's how much Mee and the men got in the robbery.

Mee's constant hiccups stopped on their own after five weeks.

Her mother told Tampa radio station WFLZ on Monday that Mee had not lived with her in a year.

On her MySpace page, Mee describes herself as a "female version of a hustla" and adds that "her heart is still in Vermont," where her father lives. She last logged into her page Sunday.

"My name is jennifer, im almost 19 but dont let the age fool you, the struggles ive been through has made me grown up so much. Im always havin fun chillin," she wrote.

On her Facebook page, she alluded to drinking and drugs - and visiting a strip club. On her MySpace page, she posted photos of her tongue piercing, of her giving the camera the finger and her boyfriend's jail booking photo.

 

 

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