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Judge: Dad who dropped girl off bridge ready to stand trial

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A Florida man accused of throwing his young daughter to her death off a Tampa Bay area bridge has been found competent to stand trial. Pinellas County Judge Joseph Bulone issued the ruling Friday. In January, state mental health doctors determined 27-year-old Jon Jonchuck was ready to stand trial. He was deemed incompetent in February 2015, the month after prosecutors say he dropped 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck into Tampa Bay. Prosecutors say they’re hoping for a fall trial. The Tampa Bay…

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