ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A motion hearing is scheduled Monday for the man convicted in the death of his 5-year-old daughter.
- John Jonchuck attorneys will be at hearing Monday
- Jury finds Jonchuck guilty of 1st-degree murder
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Attorneys for John Jonchuck are seeking a new trial.
Jonchuck's attorneys claim errors denied him the right to a fair trial. For example, they claim the prosecutor committed misconduct by not offering evidence to backup arguments made during opening statements.
The motion also brings up pieces of evidence or testimony. The judge allowed the jury to hear or not hear.
In April, Jonchuck was found guilty of dropping his daughter to her death from the Dick Misner Bridge in 2015.
He was automatically sentenced to life in prison.