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Father accused of tossing girl off bridge

1 year 9 months 1 week ago January 08, 2015 Jan 8, 2015 Thursday, January 08 2015 January 08, 2015 12:56 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - An attorney for a man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge says the father was acting strangely and making odd statements the day before.

According to a report released Thursday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, attorney Genevieve Torres said she met with John Jonchuck on Wednesday to discuss his custody case for his 5-year-old daughter, who was found dead in the Tampa Bay.

She said the 25-year-old Jonchuck called her "God" and asked her to translate a Bible in Swedish.

A sheriff's deputy responded and interviewed Jonchuck. He and his daughter Phoebe appeared to be in good health and Jonchuck said he felt happy and healthy and didn't want to harm himself or anyone else.

A little more than twelve hours later, police said Jonchuck threw his daughter over a bridge.

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