Wesley Mathews

Wesley Mathews was accused in the 2017 murder of his three-year-old daughter, Sherin Mathews. However, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of injury to a child by omission. The lesser charge comes with a lighter sentence. The child was reported missing by her father on October 7, 2017 - setting off a massive search for the little girl. Her body was discovered two weeks later in a culvert, near the family’s home in Richardson. Mathews initially told police Sherin went missing after he told her to stand by a tree behind the family's home as punishment. Police say he later told investigators Sherin choked while drinking milk. prosecutors dropped a charge of child abandonment against Sherin’s mother, Sini Mathews. The Mathews family adopted Sherin from India, where she was abandoned as a baby. It was reported that Sherin suffered five broken bones in a five month period, most of which were not immediately tended to and were not discovered until days or weeks later by doctors. The state said on Feb. 1, 2017 Wesley Mathews acting alone, or with his wife, 'caused injury to Sherin Mathews resulting in fractures to the bilateral humerus, femur and tibia.' The state said a significant number of messages and content were deleted from Wesley Mathews' cell phone, a file named 'Sherin log' was deleted off of the Mathews' computer on Oct. 9, 2017, two days after Wesley Mathews reported Sherin missing. Also all internet history between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, 2017, was deleted off of the Mathews computer. Wesley Mathews faces between five years in prison and life, though there is the possibility of parole after serving 30 years.