The adoptive father of Sherin Mathew — who went missing on October 7 and found dead later — charged for with first-degree felony injury to a child. On Monday, he has been transported to Dallas County Jail from a Richardson jail.
The 37-year-old Texas father Wesley Mathews has been placed under suicide watch and protective custody which is a common practice associated with the high profile cases.
The 3-year-old Richardson kid went disappear when her father Wesley Mathews told her to stand near a tree as a punishment of not finishing her milk. Mr. Mathews told the authorities that he left her outside the home at around 3 PM when he returned after 10-15 minutes later the little girl was gone.
Richardson Police Sgt. Kevin Perlich said, “While he was waiting he did a little laundry and hoped that the light would come around and he could do a better check.”
Mr. Mathews informed the authorities about her missing adopted daughter after five hours she went missing. He notified authorities coyotes was spotted where he left the girl. Then he changed his statement and told police that she “choked on milk in the garage.”
AMBER alert was issued to find the little girl on but the alert was canceled for the Richardson girl on October 9.
Richardson detectives had filed around 30 search warrant in order to find the Sherin Mathew whose remains were found about a half mine from her home in Texas in a drainage tunnel on Sunday. The police found Sherin’s remains with the help of dogs.
According to the arrest warrant obtained by WFAA Tuesday, Mr. Mathews told the authorities that her 3-year-old missing daughter choked on her milk in the garage in the early morning hours on the day she went missing.
The search warrant reads: “She was coughing and her breathing slowed.” “Eventually, Wesley Mathews no longer felt a pulse on the child and believed she had died.”