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Trial starts for Pinellas 'hiccup girl' co-defendant

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Laron Cordale Raiford (right) Laron Cordale Raiford (right)
Jennifer Mee (right) in court August 2nd Jennifer Mee (right) in court August 2nd
Lamont Antonio Newton (left) Lamont Antonio Newton (left)
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -

Trial proceedings started Tuesday for one of the men accused of committing murder along with Jennifer Mee, the so-called "hiccup girl".

Laron Cordale Raiford appeared in a Pinellas courtroom with his fellow defendant in the case, Lamont Antonio Newton.

It was decided that proceedings for Raiford would go ahead Tuesday.

Newton, Raiford, and Jennifer Mee are accused of killing Shannon Griffin in 2010. Investigators said it was a robbery gone bad, and Mee was the mastermind in the case.

Mee's trial is scheduled for September.  The judge will determine the date for Newton's trial later.

Mee gained media attention in 2007, when she suffered from non-stop hiccups for several weeks.

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