Texas man charged with capital murder in death of adopted daughter

Texas man charged with capital murder in death of adopted daughter

The father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found near their suburban Dallas home less than a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage has been indicted on a capital murder charge. The grand jury also charged Mathews, 37, with tampering with physical evidence for allegedly dumping Sherin Mathews' body in a culvert after killing her in the family's garage.

In addition to those charges, Wesley was already charged with felony injury to a child.

His wife, 35-year-old Sini Mathews, is being held on a charge of abandoning a child.

Wesley Mathews first told cops he made Sherin stand next to a tree at 3 a.m.as punishment for not drinking her milk.

Mathews told police that Sherin stifled and hacked and in the long run he felt she had no heartbeat and trusted the youngster had dead.

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


"We will be tenacious, we will be persistent, and we will prosecute this case to the fullest." says Dallas County District Attorney, Faith Johnson. The doctor also said she didn't believe Sini Mathews' assertion that Sherin broke her elbow when her older sister pushed her off the couch. Both carry prison time of between two years and 20 years. "I am happy we are in a place where we can bring justice for this child".

The attorneys for Sini Mathews tell NewsFix, "The indictments handed down today by a Dallas County Grand Jury confirm what we have previously stated".

"There is virtually no employee in the Richardson Police Department who has not been involved in this case", Police Chief Jimmy Spivey said Friday. Johnson said she would seek a higher amount. After two weeks of looking, searchers found Sherin's body less than a mile from the house.

This is the capital murder indictment of Wesley Mathews. Specialists composed that he "then confessed to expelling the body from the home".

The American adoption agency the Mathews used with Sherin last summer has since been suspended by India after the government said it showed "negligent" behavior in the assessment of adoptive parents.

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