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Hiccup girl's hypnotist sad about turn of events

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PALM HARBOR, FL (WFLA) -
Long before Jennifer Mee found herself on trial for murder, she found herself in the national spotlight for a relentless case of the hiccups.

Mee made multiple appearances on the Today show. And people everywhere had ideas about how to make her hiccups stop.

But a local hypnotist says she did silence Mee's hiccups and she is sad to see what has unfolded in Mee's life since then. 

"She was such a sweet little girl," Certified Hypnotist Debbie Lane of Palm Harbor said about Mee. "People have accused her of doing this for attention. She's not (doing it) for attention. Who wants to be miserable for attention."

Lane came to offer her help to Mee after seeing a small blurb in a local newspaper about Mee's non-stop hiccups.

Lane says she met with Mee only once for a two hour session. And when Mee arrived at Lane's office building, everyone knew it.

"People were peeking out of their office say what's this noise what's this all about," Lane said. "She said to me I just want to be a normal 15-year-old. She said I want to be able to go to school, I know a lot of people don't like school, but I want to see my friends and I want to be able to go to the movies."

Lane says she treated Mee by helping her remember, in her subconscious mind, what it felt like before the hiccups started.
 
"The hiccups began to quiet long before we even got into deep trance. It was that she needed to be heard," Lane said. "So when I became silent and she was able to speak and be heard and feel heard, that's when things quieted down."

By the end of their session, Lane said the hiccups, which had lasted for more than a month, were gone.

"She said oh my god, I don't know if you know how much I love you. We hugged and cried," Lane said.

Lane never heard from Mee again but was shocked when three years later Mee was back in the news accused of being involved in a robbery that ended in murder. Lane says she felt overwhelming grief and did not see that coming.
 
"She didn't have that kind of personality. I didn't see that at all. She was a sweet typical 15-year-old."

But Lane says she feels Mee was easily manipulated and that she observed manipulation and for that reason she feels Mee is a victim too.

"She just wanted to be a normal little girl and I feel she had the potential, had she followed through, had she begun to have her own voice, maybe she would have made healthier choices in life," Lane added.
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