District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis on National Domestic Violence Month
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said Wednesday she understands the frustration of the parents who lost their 19-year-old daughter in an alleged domestic violence-related knife attack last week at San Diego City College, and she intends to do an internal review of the case.
Less than a month before the attack, Dumanis' office decided not to charge the woman's estranged husband after she reported to police that he had kidnapped and raped her.
Authorities are now seeking the husband, Armando Gabriel Perez, 37. He has been charged with Diana Gonzalez's murder.
In her first extensive comments on the case, Dumanis defended the decision not to prosecute Perez in the kidnapping case, saying her office lacked proof beyond a reasonable doubt to file charges.
“The public's concern is, are there things that could have been done differently? No one will examine it more than we will,” Dumanis said following a news conference on efforts to reduce domestic violence-related deaths, which doubled in the county between 2008 and 2009.
Bonnie Dumanis was on Good Morning San Diego talking more about the rise in domestic violence crimes.