A man in Florida, USA, accused of throwing his young daughter to her death off a Tampa Bay area bridge has been found competent to stand trial.
Pinellas County Judge Joseph Bulone issued the ruling on Friday.
State mental health doctors determined in January that 27-year-old Jon Jonchuck was ready to stand trial. He was deemed incompetent in February 2015 the month after prosecutors say he dropped 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck into Tampa Bay.
Prosecutors say they’re hoping for a trial starting in the next few months.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Jonchuck will remain at the state hospital in Gainesville until the case is closer to trial.
Pinellas-Pasco chief assistant State Attorney Brian Bartlett says they’re concerned Jonchuck will become incompetent again if he’s not forced to take his medication.
The state is seeking the death penalty.