Mee trial enters second day with release of recordings - WFLA News Channel 8

Mee trial enters second day with release of recordings

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PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -

Jennifer Mee, who suffered from uncontrollable hiccups as a teen, returned to a Pinellas County courtroom as her trial on a first degree murder charge continued.

She's accused of luring Shannon Griffin to a St. Petersburg alley to buy marijuana, where she says her roommates Laron Raiford and Lamont Newton tried to rob him in 2010.

A recording, made before her arrest with an investigator from the state attorney office was played in court.

In it Mee said, "I thought they were just going to try to rob the man, leave him alone, then when the man tried to grab for the barrel, Laron felt like the man was trying to take Laron's life"

Mee also told the investigator things went south, when Raiford was upset when an apparent love triangle between Raiford, their roommate Jennifer Charron, and griffin became apparent.

Mee added, "I didn't know they had any type of relationship going on, and then when Laron found he had some type of relation with his girlfriend Laron snapped, he choked him."

Another recording was played in court, it was a jailhouse phone call Mee made to her mother after her arrest.

Mee told her mother she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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