Texas father charged with murder in death of Indian orphan

Texas father charged with murder in death of Indian orphan

DALLAS (AP) - 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.
  
Dallas County court records show 37-year-old Wesley Mathews also faces charges of abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. He is already charged with felony injury to a child.
  
Police say Mathews told investigators that Sherin Mathews choked on her milk.
  
Mathews is being held at the Dallas County jail on a $1 million bond. His wife, 35-year-old Sini Mathews, is being held on a charge of abandoning a child.
  
An attorney for Wesley Mathews did not immediately return a call for comment.

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1/12/2018 1:01:13 PM (GMT -6:00)
 

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