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Deputy prosecutor quits after death of South Bend girl

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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 order.

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.

 

 

Posted 6/5/2013