Monday, Dec. 17th: *Motions Hearing (@ 8:30am ET) – FL – Phoebe Jonchuck (5) (Jan. 18, 2015, St. Petersburg-thrown off 62’ bridge into Tampa Bay by her father) – *John Nicolas Jonchuck, Jr. (25/now 28) arrested & charged (1/18/15) with 1st degree murder, aggravated assault with a vehicle on LE officers & aggravated fleeing & eluding police. Held without bond. 1/18/15: Held without bail. Order to have mental evaluation hearing on 1/22/15. 1/22/15: Mental health hearing – was assigned an attorney & refused to speak to judge; was immediately escorted out for refusing to speak. 2/17/15: Found incompetent to stand trial. Status hearing on 6/7//15. 2/23/16: For 3rd time found incompetent to stand trial. Return for status hearing on 10/18/16. 1/11/17: Found competent to stand trial. Competency hearing on 3/27/17. 3/27/17: Will remain in state hospital until trial. Trial scheduled for Feb. 2018. 2/9/18: Trial moved to 9/24/18. 9/7/18: Defense has problem with State’s Dr. Lazarou’s report. Trial delayed. Will have hearing on 9/24/18. 9/24/18: Defense going with not guilty by reason of insanity. They are scheduled to question Ryan Wagoner, a forensic psychiatrist and University of South Florida assistant professor (for defense) under oath on Oct. 8. The next step is a hearing, set for Dec. 17 and Dec. 19, to argue over whether psychiatrist Emily Lazarou’s testimony should be allowed. New trial date is 3/18/19. 10/8/18 Update: Motions hearing re to re-depose Defense’s Sanity experts on 10/23. 10/23/18 Update: Both side will be able to re-depose Sanity experts from both sides. Motions hearing on 11/5, 12/17 & 12/19, Trial begins 3/18/19. 11/5/18 Update: Motions hearing on 11/8, Motions hearing to exclude testimony of Dr. Lazarou’s on 12/17 & 12/19, Motion (in Limine) hearing on 1/14, Jury trial set for 3/18/19. 12/11/18 Update: A forensic psychiatrist (Emily Lazarou) who has been criticized for being “biased and coercive” in her evaluations of criminal defendants will remain as an expert witness. Judge Helinger concluded the doctor is qualified to give opinion testimony, but suggested that the defense could challenge the admissibility of certain statements.