SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana prosecutor's office says a
deputy prosecutor has resigned after not charging a South Bend man with
violating a protective order three days before that man fatally stabbed
his 6-year-old daughter.
St. Joseph County prosecutor's office spokeswoman Lora Bentley said
Wednesday the deputy prosecutor's name would not be released because it
was a personnel matter that was confidential.
Prosecutor Michael Dvorak says the deputy decided not to charge
33-year-old Edward Mwaura because a search showed an invalid protective
Dvorak says the deputy prosecutor missed a second valid protective order
because Mwaura's name was misspelled. Dvorak says the deputy prosecutor
should also have checked under the mother's name.
Dvorak also says an investigation showed Sunday's fatal shooting of Mwaura
by police was justified.