Wesley Mathews indicted for capital murder

Prosecutors said the murder charge which could carry the death penalty was filed after an autopsy determined the girl died from'homicidal violence

Wesley Mathews indicted for capital murder

A grand jury in Dallas County, Texas, on Friday, indicted Indian American couple Wesley and Sini Mathews in the disappearance and death of their adopted daughter Sherin Mathew last October.

One for the capital murder of a person under 10 and the other for abandoning a child and tampering with evidence.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner announced in early January that young Sherin died of "homicidal violence," according to The Dallas Morning News.

Wesley had previously been charged with felony injury to a child.

Wesley Mathews and his wife, Sini Mathews, who is charged with child abandonment for allegedly leaving her daughter home alone while the rest of the family went out to a restaurant, reported their daughter missing in October, telling police that she'd disappeared after being forced to stand in the alley behind the Mathews' home in Richardson as punishment for not drinking her milk.

Authorities say Mathews initially told investigators that Sherin disappeared before dawn on October 7, 2017, after he made her stand outside as punishment for not drinking her milk.

Trump cryptic about contacts with N. Korea's Kim
China, the main source of North Korea's fuel, did not export any gasoline, jet fuel, diesel or fuel oil to its neighbour in November.

Celebrity Big Brother's Andrew Brady admits he fancies Courtney Act when drunk
The men won two of the three challenges and so won control of the house, meaning they will nominate next. Big Brother then asked whether he sees Courtney and Andrew as two different people.

Trump lawyer arranged $130000 payment to keep adult-film star quiet
Cohen also added that Trump "once again vehemently denies" the interaction, but stayed noticeably tightlipped about the $130K. Clifford threatened to renege on the deal after she said the payment wasn't being made quickly enough, WSJ reported .

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

District Attorney Faith Johnson said evidence in the case was still unfolding Friday, but that there was no indication anyone else was involved in the death.

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

The murder indictment obtained by Law&Crime shows that the grand jury was sketchy on some of the details. "The 3-year-old began to choke".

Reports also said that doctors alleged that Sherin had injuries suggesting significant abuse was inflicted upon her after she was adopted. Johnson said she would seek a higher amount. Her body was found in a culvert a few weeks later.

"That is absurd right there and then to come back after the body is found and walk into the police department with your lawyer and sit down for a voluntary interview and give a completely different story". Investigators wrote that he "then admitted to removing the body from the home".

Latest News