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Doctor: Florida dad accused of tossing child off bridge incompetent for trial

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A doctor says a 26-year-old Florida man charged with killing his young daughter by throwing her off a bridge over Tampa Bay remains incompetent to stand trial.

John Jonchuck didn't attend Tuesday's hearing. The Tampa Bay Times reports he will return to a state mental hospital to continue treatment.

Public defender Jessica Manuele says another hearing to determine whether Jonchuck will face first-degree murder charges is now scheduled for Oct. 18.

Police arrested Jonchuck shortly after they say he dropped 5-year-old Pheobe into Tampa Bay in 2015.

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