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Pinellas 'hiccup girl' wants new trial

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She was convicted of first degree murder just three weeks ago. At a hearing today, Jennifer Mee's attorneys argued she deserved a new trial.

Her mother, Rachel Robidoux, is hopeful for a re-trial. "I really hope she can get a re-trial and the new evidence can come out and the truth can be put out there."

I want my daughter to come home," said Robidoux.

Mee was convicted of using a social media site to lure Shannon Griffin to a meeting in a St. Petersburg alley in 2010. Then her roommates robbed and shot him to death.

Related: more about Jennifer Mee and her case.

Under Florida law, someone can be convicted of murder if a person dies during another serious crime.

Mee's defense attorneys don't believe prosecutors proved her role in the robbery. "The state still has the burden to prove that Ms Mee participated in the actual robbery," said John Trevena, Mee's attorney.

They have new evidence from an online post, incriminating the other roommate, Jennifer Charron.

"I noticed a comment by someone by the name of Rosalea Hughes, in that comment she indicated that she was well aware of Ms Charron and Ms Charron was going around telling people that she had her boyfriend killed," said Bryant Camareno,defense attorney.

But the defense didn't bring a print-out of the online comment and the judge wouldn't accept it as new evidence.

Judge Nancy Moate Ley took the motion under advisement and promised to render a decision in the next few days.

Trevena said even if Judge Ley denies their motion they still feel that they have a strong case for the appeals court.

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