• Mother of man accused of throwing daughter, 5, off bridge speaks during memorial


    TAMPA, Fla. - The mother of 25-year-old John Jonchuck, the Tampa father accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter to her death from a bay area bridge, spoke during a memorial for the young girl.

    The grandmother said she’s still searching for answers in the senseless act of Phoebe Jonchuck’s killing.

    “Right now I have no intention of talking to him because nothing could give me an answer to what he’s done,” said Michele Jonchuck.

    She said even if she could speak to her son, an explanation to his actions, isn’t likely.

    “He wouldn’t be able to. I don’t think he’s be able to,” she said.

    Michele Jonchuck joined other family and friends at a home where Phoebe lives for a memorial service.

    Some of Phoebe’s favorite toys and books were displayed as those who loved her embraced and sobbed together.

    “My whole family loved her so much and they did everything in the world for her,” Michelle Jonchuck said.

    Investigators learned Phoebe was alive when she was thrown over the bridge earlier this week.

    Michele Jonchuck insisted that there were no signs of her son’s intentions.

    “I saw no indication. If I thought there was an indication this would have never happened,” she said.

    Funeral arrangements for Phoebe are expected to be announced later this week.

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