Man Who Stabbed 6-Year-Old To Death Released From Jail 3 Days Prior

By Emma Koch

Man Who Stabbed 6-Year-Old To Death Released From Jail 3 Days Prior

June 4, 2013 Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 7:35 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (www.theindychannel.com) - A South Bend man who was shot and killed by police as he fatally stabbed his 6-year-old daughter over the weekend had been released from jail three days earlier.

St. Joseph County prosecutor's office spokeswoman Lora Bentley tells the South Bend Tribune that Edward Mwaura was released Thursday after prosecutors determined they didn't have grounds to press charges.

The newspaper reports Lucy Mundia filed for a protective order against her husband, on behalf of her daughter, Shirley, in September. Court records show a judge dismissed the petition on Oct. 1 when neither Mundia nor Mwaura attended a court hearing.

Police and court records show Mundia called police to her apartment four times since September to report alleged domestic violence, harassment, protective order violation and attempted burglary by her husband.

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