Report: Man Who Tossed Daughter Off Bridge Incompetent To Stand TrialDoctors have found a man accused of throwing his daughter off a bridge leading to the Sunshine Skyway over Tampa Bay incompetent to stand trial.
Report Shows Lost Chances To Help Slain 5-Year-OldA report released Monday by the Florida Department of Children and Families shows that child-protective officials missed several opportunities to help Phoebe Jonchuck's troubled family or to intervene in the last days of her life.
DCF Chief: Hotline Refused Call Week Before Girl's DeathThe secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers Wednesday that the state abuse hotline screened out not one but two calls about potential danger to 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck --- with the first call a week before her death in the waters of Tampa Bay.
Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting CareFlorida's Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF's hotline that the man was a danger to his children.
Funeral Services Held For Girl Dropped Over BridgePhoebe Jonchuck, the 5-year-old who lost her life when she was tossed from a bridge, will be laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.
DCF Promises Changes After Death Of Child Thrown From BridgeThe Department of Children and Families (DCF) is promising swift changes in how they respond to potential child abuse cases amid an investigation into the death of a 5-year old thrown from a Florida bridge.