Bail denied to 'hiccup girl' charged with murder
CLEARWATER, Fla. – A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups and now charged with murder has been denied bail.
Judge Donald Horrox on Friday denied a motion to set bond for Jennifer Ann Mee, who remains jailed. Mee and her attorney John Trevena on Tuesday had asked Horrox to set $50,000 bail.
Mee is charged with first-degree murder, accused of luring a 22-year-old man to a meeting in a vacant home where he was robbed and shot. Authorities say they do not believe Mee fired the gun.
Mee was briefly in the spotlight in 2007 because she couldn't stop hiccuping. The hiccups lasted about five weeks and stopped as mysteriously as they began.
Trevena says Mee has Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological disorder that can cause involuntary movements and speech problems.