A Dallas County grand jury has indicted Wesley Mathews within the capital homicide of his three-yr-previous daughter. The grand jury additionally charged Mathews, 37, with tampering with bodily proof for allegedly dumping Sherin Mathews’ physique in a culvert after killing her within the household’s storage. Mathews is now charged with 4 felonies, together with damage to a toddler and youngster abandonment.
Wesley Mathews and his spouse, Sini Mathews, who’s charged with baby abandonment for allegedly leaving her daughter residence alone whereas the remainder of the household went out to a restaurant, reported their daughter lacking in October, telling police that she’d disappeared after being pressured to face within the alley behind the Mathews’ house in Richardson as punishment for not consuming her milk. After two weeks of wanting, searchers discovered Sherin’s physique lower than a mile from the home. Wesley Mathews admitted to police that he’d moved his daughter’s physique however stated that she’d died after choking on milk within the household’s storage.
In line with testimony from docs at a toddler custody listening to for the Mathewses’ different daughter, Sherin confirmed vital indicators of abuse in the course of the yr between her adoption by the Mathewses from India and her demise.
Dr. Susan Dakil, a pediatrician licensed in baby-abuse pediatrics, testified that X-rays revealed a number of fractures in Sherin’s legs and arms. Due to the best way the accidents had healed, Dakil stated, she was assured that the accidents occurred after her adoption. The physician additionally stated she did not consider Sini Mathews’ assertion that Sherin broke her elbow when her older sister pushed her off the sofa.
When Dakil reported her findings to Sini Mathews, the mom stated she disagreed with the findings and advised the pediatrician that a report back to Baby Protecting Providers would “destroy her weekend,” Dakil stated.
After the listening to, a Dallas County household courtroom decide banned the Mathewses from contact with their different daughter.
Final week, the Dallas County medical expert dominated that Sherin Mathews died from homicidal violence, opening the door to her father’s homicide cost. Particulars about her demise are being withheld pending the persevering with felony investigation.
If convicted on the capital homicide cost, Wesley Mathews faces the demise penalty or life in jail with out parole.