PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - A Pinellas County man convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter is back in court asking for a new trial.
John Jonchuck was convicted of first degree murder in April. The conviction automatically comes with a life sentence.
Jonchuck’s attorneys’ argue he was insane when he dropped Phoebe from a bridge leading to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He was later arrested in Manatee County.
A hearing is taking place Tuesday afternoon to determine if Jonchuck should be granted a new trial based on his mental condition.