Man throws daughter off bridge, ruled incompetent to stand trial

John Jonchuck

CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) — The man who allegedly threw his daughter off a St. Petersburg bridge, killing her, has been declared incompetent to stand trial in court Tuesday morning.

John Jonchuck is accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter Phoebe over the side of the Misener Bridge in January 2015. He had already been declared mentally incompetent three different times, and has been undergoing treatment at a state mental hospital.

Tuesday was the fourth try to send the case to trial. His case will return to court October 18th.

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