Hours before John Jonchuck Jr. allegedly threw his 5-year-old daughter off a Florida bridge, he called his lawyer “God” and asked her to read from a Bible written in Swedish
Strange or not strnage, what Jonchuck did to his daughter is reprehensible.. NBC NEWS reports,
The 11 a.m. Wednesday encounter in Tampa was so disturbing that the attorney, Genevieve Torres, called police to report that Jonchuck was acting strangely and had just left her office — and she warned that he had his daughter with him.
He “started talking to me and saying I was the creator, I was God and then he wanted to read a Bible of his — I said, ‘I can’t, it’s in Swedish’ — he started being really … I mean, he’s nuts,” the attorney told a dispatcher, according to audio released by the sheriff’s office Thursday.
“What I’m saying is, he’s out of his mind, and he has a minor child with him.”
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office sent a deputy specially trained to deal with the mentally ill to speak with Jonchuck, who at that point was at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with his daughter, Phoebe, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies, however, found no reason to detain him.
Phoebe “was smiling and appeared properly clothed and happy,” according to the police report. Jonchuck denied he intended to hurt her or himself, and said he had never been diagnosed with a mental illness.
The pastor of the church said Jonchuck’s behavior was odd — he would say “I am the Pope,” and then, “I know I am not,” but he also told deputies he didn’t think Jonchuck was a threat, the report said.But Jonchuck, 25, allegedly threw Phoebe from the bridge just after midnight Thursday.
The girl fell 60 feet into the cold waters of Tampa Bay and was found dead. Authorities aren’t sure whether the child was alive when she was thrown off the bridge.
It’s difficult to conjure in your mind.. It certainly sounds like things were being conjured in his .. despite whatever mental state he was in or still is in, I doubt there will be much understanding when this presses on to trial..
The motive, whatever it may be, seems mired in mental disturbances.. Some may even attempt to claim a Godless possession..
But devoid of facts at this time, we can only judge according to what media reports state.. and in this circumstance, media reports present a horrific picture of the final moments of life for a girl who, in every sense, should have entrusted her life to man who killed her..