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Court to consider giving convicted murderer John Jonchuck a new trial

A hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

The man convicted of first-degree murder for dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a St. Petersburg bridge in 2015 wants a new trial.

In April, a jury found John Jonchuck guilty after 6.5 hours of deliberations. The conviction automatically came with a life sentence because the death penalty was taken off the table.

The trial lasted nearly three weeks. Jonchuck's defense team argued he was insane when he dropped Phoebe.

A new trial hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pinellas County Courthouse.

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