Police arrested the mother of Sherin Mathews, the 3-year-old Texas girl who went missing last month before she was found dead near her family’s home, according to reports.
EXCLUSIVE video of Sini Mathews arriving at the Richardson Police Department where she was charged with child endangerment/abandonment regarding her 3-year-old adopted daughter Sherin Mathews who was found dead near their home last month. READ LATEST: https://t.co/eU7kUtVoau pic.twitter.com/GHewA8HHT7
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Detectives found out that Sini left her daughter home alone while she and her husband, Wesley Mathews, went to dinner on Oct. 6 with their biological daughter, reports said. Sherin was reported missing at 8 a.m. on Oct. 7. Police discovered her body in a culvert on Oct. 22.
She faces a charge of child endangerment and abandonment, and she turned herself into police.
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According to a probable cause affidavit on Sini’s arrest, it says that by leaving Sherin alone at the house, the parents placed their daughter “in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment,” Patch.com reported.
Her adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, has already been arrested and charged with injury to a child. He’s in jail on $1 million bond.
Sherin’s cause of death has not been revealed yet.
US Child Protective Services officials had removed the girl after Sherin, 3, was reported missing October 7 by her Indian-American adoptive father Wesley Mathews.https://t.co/NHyWrzCFWw
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2 weeks after arrest Wesley Mathews has declined a court appointed attorney and still does not have any lawyer listed on court documents. pic.twitter.com/GhZbV4M2bP
— Hannah VanHuss Davis (@hannahdinhd) November 8, 2017
Wesley initially told police that he put Sherin outside at 3 a.m. as punishment for not drinking her milk. A few weeks later, after her body was found, he changed his story, saying that she choked.
Later, he confirmed that he decided to leave Sherin home alone after she refused to drink milk while he grew impatient. He told his wife to come with him. “She voluntarily complied without being coerced or threatened, leaving Sherin Mathews home alone in the kitchen of the house,” Patch.com reported, citing the affidavit.
The father estimated that they left Sherin alone for an hour and a half before they returned. He stated she was still in the kitchen when they got home, the affidavit said.
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