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Parents of 3-Year-Old Are Indicted in Her Death

13 January 2018, 04:43 | Devin Moran

Parents of 3-Year-Old Are Indicted in Her Death

Wesley Mathews 37 was indicted on capital murder on Friday in the death of his 3-year-old adopted daughter. Mathews is seen being escorted by police during his transfer to Dallas County jail in Dallas

A Dallas County grand jury handed down two indictments against Wesley Mathews, 37, the father of Sherin Mathews, who was found dead in a culvert near her Richardson home on October 22.

Along with the capital murder change, Mathews is charged with felony injury to a child, abandoning a child and tampering with evidence.

Prosecutors said the murder charge, which could carry the death penalty, was filed after an autopsy determined the girl died from "homicidal violence". Mother Sini Mathews must contend with a count of abandoning/endangering a child. His wife, Sini Mathews, has been charged with child abandonment.

The day after Sherin's body was found, her adopted father told police the little girl's death was caused by choking on milk, according to an arrest affidavit. According to court records, he told police he had been helping the girl drink milk when she choked, and when he eventually felt no pulse, he believed the child had died.

If Wesley is convicted of capital murder, he could face life in prison or the death penalty.

The indictment released Friday alleges Mathews caused his daughter's death on October 7 using a deadly weapon that 'is unknown to the grand jury'.

Well, investigators won't say if she's cooperating, but she could also do time, possibly 20 years.

An autopsy report revealed that three-year-old Sherin Mathews died from homicidal violence
An autopsy report revealed that three-year-old Sherin Mathews died from homicidal violence

"I want to thank the Richardson Police Department for their tireless dedication to this case", she said.

Mathews initially said his daughter disappeared after he sent her outside as punishment for not drinking milk around 3 a.m. on October 7. "I am happy we are in a place where we can bring justice for this child".

District Attorney Faith Johnson stood with the Richardson police chief and others who for months have worked on this case. "We are going to make sure the fair, the right thing and just thing are done", Johnson said.

The child's body was found in a culvert beneath a road. He later admitted to removing her body from the home.

During one of the CPS hearings in late November, doctors testified that Sherin showed signs of abuse.

In a second interview about two weeks after Sherin went missing, the father gave a different account.






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