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"Hiccup Girl" Attorneys Request a New Trial in Murder Conviction

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA/AP)- Two weeks after a jury found a St. Petersburg woman guilty of first-degree murder, her attorneys have filed a motion seeking a new trial.
 
Lawyers for Jennifer Mee claim Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Nancy Moate Ley Erred in matters of jury instructions, and they also say new evidence has surfaced about a key witness in the case.
 
Mee became nationally known as a 15-year-old high school student when she suffered bouts of hiccups that lasted weeks at a time. In 2010, she was arrested along with two male roommates and charged with the first-degree murder of 22-year-old Shannon Griffin. Police said mee lured griffin to a home, where her roommates planned to rob him.
 
Instead, Griffin was shot and killed.

 

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