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BREAKING: HICCUP GIRL CHARGED WITH MURDER

By Gabe Delahaye / October 25, 2010 - 11:00 am

Hey, remember that girl who was on all of the morning talk shows a couple of years ago because she couldn’t stop hiccuping? Ever wonder what was up with her? More to the point: ever wonder if she was MURDERING PEOPLE? From the HuffingtonPost (via @saraschaefer1):

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Tampa Bay woman whose uncontrollable hiccups brought her worldwide attention is charged in the killing of a 22-year-old man during a robbery.

Jennifer Mee, 19, of St. Petersburg and two others are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Shannon Griffin on Saturday.

Sgt. T. A. Skinner of the St. Petersburg Police Department says Mee lured Griffin to a home where the others robbed him at gunpoint. Police say Griffin was shot several times.

When you’re world famous for having incurable hiccups it’s hard to break out of that box, you know? People just think of you as the Hiccup Girl and don’t see that you have all these other talents. For example, the talent of MURDERING DUDES. Yikes. Needless to say, watching people on the news try to juggle the frivolity of a “hiccup girl” with the seriousness of murder is pretty much entirely hilarious:

“This problem is more serious than the problem of having novelty web-friendly hiccups.” Yes, news. As always, you nailed it. A round of applause for news, everybody! And a round of jail for Hiccup Girl.