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Dad Who Threw Girl Off Bridge Ruled Incompetent



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    John Jonchuck in bond court

    A man accused of throwing his daughter off a bridge has been found incompetent to stand trial in her death.

    John Jonchuck appeared in court Tuesday. The case has been reset for a status check on Feb. 17.

    If the court rules in line with the doctors' reports, Jonchuck would likely be sent to a hospital for six months before his case returns to court for another status check.

    Jonchuck was arrested Jan. 8 after authorities said he dropped 5-year-old Phoebe more than 60 feet off a bridge.

    He has a history of mental health issues.

    On Monday, a report released by a state task force determined the people and agencies meant to help children in need failed Phoebe nearly every step of the way before her death.