CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man is looking for a second chance after being found guilty of an extremely heinous crime.
John Jonchuck was found guilty of first-degree murder for dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge four years ago and now he is asking for a new trial.READ MORE: Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Eyed For Holidays
Jonchuck was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month, despite arguments from his attorneys that he was legally insane.
No one disputed the 29-year-old Jonchuck dropped his daughter Phoebe 62 feet into Tampa Bay in January 2015, and that he had a long history of mental problems.READ MORE: 2 Hialeah Police Officers Arrested, Charged With Official Misconduct, Falsifying Public Records
Prosecutors argued that Jonchuck was driven by vengeance and planned to kill his daughter to keep her away from her mother and grandmother.
The Tampa Bay Times reports the motion that was filed Friday argues several decisions made by the trial judge were improper or unfair to Jonchuck.MORE NEWS: Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie Arrested, Charged With Perjury
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