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CRIME Texas girl, 3, vanishes after dad sent her outside overnight - UPDATE #284, father indicted for murder
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  1. #281
    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Sh...467840573.html

    Sherin Mathews Died of 'Homicidal Violence,' Sources Confirm
    A source close to the investigation has confirmed that Sherin Mathews, a 3-year-old girl adopted from India and found deceased in a ditch in Richardson last year, died from "homicidal violence."

    The attorney for Sini Mathews, Sherin's adoptive mother, told NBC 5 that nothing in the autopsy or toxicology reports implicate Sini in the toddler's death.

    Details of the autopsy and toxicology reports are expected to be released Wednesday.

    Sini and Wesley Mathews, Sherin's adoptive parents, are expected in court Wednesday morning to try to regain custody of their biological daughter.

    The girl's body was found Oct. 26, more than two weeks after Wesley Mathews, her adoptive father, had reported her missing. Wesley and his wife, Sini, face criminal charges in connection with Sherin's death.

    Wesley Mathews remains in custody on $1 million bond for felony injury to a child with intent to commit serious bodily injury. Sini Mathews is also in jail, held on $100,000 bond for child endangerment/abandoning for allegedly leaving Sherin home alone while she, her husband their other daughter went to dinner on Oct. 6, the night before Wesley reported Sherin missing.

    The Richardson Police Department and the FBI continue to investigate the toddler's death.


    The couple has been fighting for custody from the state of their biological child, a 4-year-old girl living with family in the Houston area.

    Richardson police have not released a new statement regarding the autopsy results at this time.

    NBC 5's Maria Guerrero contributed to this report.

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    Sherin Mathews death: India suspends U.S. adoption agency

    New Delhi, January 07, 2018 14:44 IST
    Updated: January 07, 2018 14:51 IST

    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi took the decision to suspend Holt International, the authorised foreign adoption agency.

    The Centre has suspended an American adoption agency for “negligence” in its assessment of adoptive parents of three-year-old India-born Sherin Mathews who died in the U.S., government sources said.

    Sherin Mathews, who was adopted by an Indian-American couple in 2016, died in October 2017 allegedly from choking after her adoptive father “physically assisted” her with drinking milk.

    Both the adoptive parents are in jail. An autopsy report recently ruled that Sherin Mathews died because of “homicidal violence”.

    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi took the decision to suspend the authorised foreign adoption agency (AFAA), Holt International, government sources said.

    They added, that the government has written to the Indian Embassy in the U.S., the Central Authority, which is the nodal body for adoptions in the U.S., and Holt International, informing them about the decision.

    “We have suspended the operations of Holt International because we found it negligent in the assessment of the adoptive parents and also in the post placement assessment of the family,” CEO, CARA (Child Adoption Resource Authority), Lt. Col. Deepak Kumar, said. He added that a decision on cancelling the AFAA’s authorisation will be taken after detailed reports from the Indian Embassy as well as the CA. CARA is India’s nodal body for adoption.

    While the death of Sherin Mathews came to light in October, the government delayed acting against the AFAA due to Ivanka Trump’s visit to India in November, it is reliably learnt from different government officials. A top government official said that India was treading cautiously because it did not want the ties between the two countries to be impacted. Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had also sought a probe into the “adoption process” of Sherin Mathews in October.

    A grand jury this month is expected to review charges filed against the girl’s adoptive parents. The adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, is under arrest on the charge of injury to a child, punishable up to life in prison. The adoptive mother, Sini Mathews, has been charged with child endangerment or abandonment relating to the death punishable by up to two years in jail.

    Following the incident, CARA has made mental well-being of overseas applicants seeking to adopt a child an important criterion for determining their eligibility.
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    Homicidal violence would cover a multitude of sins, I bet.
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    Click on the source to view the Grand Jury documents for both parents


    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Sh...tml?akmobile=o

    Sherin Mathews' Father Indicted On Capital Murder Charge

    By Holley Ford
    Published at 12:06 PM CST on Jan 12, 2018 | Updated 2 hours ago

    The father of Sherin Mathews, the 3-year-old girl adopted from India and found deceased in a culvert near the familyís Richardson home, was indicted Friday on a capital murder charge.

    "We can't go into details, but based on that autopsy report, we were able to determine that we can seek capital murder for this case," Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said at a news conference announcing the indictment.

    Wesley Mathews, the toddler's 37-year-old adoptive father, was also indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on charges of abandoning a child and tampering with evidence.

    Sherin's body was found Oct. 26, more than two weeks after Wesley Mathews had reported her missing. Wesley Mathews initially told police Sherin disappeared after he punished her by sending her out in the night to stand by a tree near the home.

    The father later changed his story to police and said that his daughter choked after he "physically assisted" her in drinking milk. He told investigators that he then moved her body from the home and planned to go back later and give her a proper burial.

    The Medical Examiner's office ruled last week the toddler died of "homicidal violence."

    Prosecutors are not revealing what else they may know about how the little girl was killed.

    "The evidence is still unfolding in this case. We don't want anything to jeopardize this case. We think that we have a great case, we plan to pursue this case vigorously, and we donít want anything to hamper it in any kind of way," Johnson said.

    Wesley Mathews was initially arrested on a felony charge of injury to a child with intent to commit serious bodily injury. He remains jailed on $1 million bond. His wife, Sini Mathews, is also in jail, held on $100,000 bond for child endangerment/abandoning for allegedly leaving Sherin home alone while she, her husband their other daughter went to dinner on Oct. 6, the night before Wesley reported Sherin missing.

    In a statement Friday afternoon, Mitchell Nolte and Gregg Gibbs, attorneys for Sini Mathews, said:

    "The indictments handed down today by a Dallas County Grand Jury confirm what we have previously stated. Sini Mathews had nothing to do with the tragic death of Sherin Mathews."

    Rafael De La Garza, attorney for Wesley Mathews, told NBC 5 that he does not have a statement at this time.
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    Oh, so what'd he do, strangle her? And what's the deal with mom going out to eat with him and the other kid? Like she didn't know something was dreadfully wrong.

    *snort*


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    Quote Originally Posted by mzkitty View Post
    Oh, so what'd he do, strangle her?
    I think it's safe to say he didn't strangle her, but she couldn't breathe.
    Last edited by bw; 01-12-2018 at 10:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bw View Post
    I think it's safe to say he didn't strangle her, but she couldn't breathe.
    Yeah, dead peeps usually can't.
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  10. #290
    Did you guys catch that the wife was a registered nurse at Dallas Childrenís Medical Center?

    Can you just imagine having this woman as a nurse taking care of your sick child?!

    I hate the thought that she had access to sick children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krayola View Post
    Did you guys catch that the wife was a registered nurse at Dallas Childrenís Medical Center?

    Can you just imagine having this woman as a nurse taking care of your sick child?!

    I hate the thought that she had access to sick children.
    I can't stand the thought of her taking care of any human being.

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    #BREAKING Sini Mathewsí attorney confirms both she and Wesley Mathews will relinquish parental rights to their biological daughter. The hearing hasnít happened yet ó court will resume soon (on break). More on @WBAP247NEWS & @570KLIF


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    CPS hearing over. Itís official. Sini and Wesley Mathews are no longer the legal parents of their biological daughter. Will now focus on their criminal cases.
    #SherinMathews


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    Scott Sidway
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    CPS says itís in the best interest of the biological daughter for this result (parents relinquishing legal parental rights, child staying with current family).
    #SherinMathews

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzkitty View Post
    Scott Sidway
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    CPS hearing over. It’s official. Sini and Wesley Mathews are no longer the legal parents of their biological daughter. Will now focus on their criminal cases.
    #SherinMathews


    WBAP 24/7 NEWS Retweeted
    Scott Sidway
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    CPS says it’s in the best interest of the biological daughter for this result (parents relinquishing legal parental rights, child staying with current family).
    #SherinMathews

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    I hope she catches a break and she does well in her new life.

  15. #295
    Since the biological daughter has been with family in Houston since they removed her from the home, Sini may very well likely still be allowed contact with her, perhaps at some time in the future.

    Sini is only charged with abandoning a child, so far. Dad will probably never see the light of day. IMO, they both killed Sherin, I think Dad took responsibility with the Milk story to keep Sini out of it so that Sini would still be available to raise their bio. child.

    Maybe, now that the bio. daughter is no longer "theirs", Mom and Dad will turn on each other?! Will be interesting to see what comes out of the prosecution of these two baby killers.

    ETA, If Dad ends of with a life sentence, or death sentence, I believe he will take his own life, just MOO (my opinion only)

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    If Sini is ever allowed to go back to India, the rest of the family could take the daughter back there, and they could be reunited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mountain View Post
    If Sini is ever allowed to go back to India, the rest of the family could take the daughter back there, and they could be reunited.
    That is a really good point!

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    Video at the source

    https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/lo.../287-552408996

    CPS report details prior alleged abuse investigation in Sherin Mathews case

    Mathews had suffered fractures in her shoulders, arm and leg, but officials "found insufficient evidence" that her adoptive parents abused her.

    Author: Ryan Osborne
    Published: 6:16 PM CDT May 15, 2018
    Updated: 8:37 AM CDT May 16, 2018

    A Child Protective Services report released Tuesday detailed the agency's investigation into a prior allegation of child abuse involving Sherin Mathews in which officials "found insufficient evidence" that her adoptive parents abused her months before she died.

    Mathews, 3, was found dead in a culvert in Richardson last fall. Her parents are charged in the case.

    Wesley Mathews was indicted on charges of capital murder and tampering with evidence. Sini Mathews was indicted on a charge of abandoning a child.

    The report released Tuesday detailed a CPS investigation from March 2017.

    Sherin Mathews had been hospitalized in February 2017 after her adoptive mother "noticed swelling around [Sherin's] right shoulder," the report said.

    Sini Mathews reported that Sherin had fallen on a slide at the park, the report said. Doctors diagnosed Sherin with a skin infection and fractures on her shoulders, and X-rays revealed a previous injury, a fracture of her left leg, the report said.

    "There were concerns that the child's injuries were not consistent with the explanation given and that the child had been physically abused," the report said.

    CPS interviewed Sherin's parents, who "denied harming the child," the report said.

    Her mother said she had taken Sherin to a park, where she fell and her mother tried to grab her arm to break the fall.

    Sherin's father told investigators that Sherin slipped and fell while on monkey bars at the park, the report said.

    When asked about Sherin's previous arm fracture, Sini Mathews told CPS that Sherin fell while jumping on the couch with her sibling, the report said.

    CPS contacted medical officials, who "stated there were no concerns about the previous injury because the story was consistent with the child falling off the couch."

    The medical officials said the fractures in Sherin's shoulder injury were "questionable," the report said.

    "There were bony growths and other unusual issues with the child's bones," the report said. "The child's bones do appear to be healing correctly, which mean older medical issues, such as rickets, were no longer an issue."

    The report said "although there were no concerns regarding the child's previous injuries, the new injuries were not consistent with the explanation given."

    The issue of Sherin's weight was also raised in the investigation.

    Both parents said Sherin had health problems when they adopted her from India, including being underweight. Sherin had trouble gaining weight and was a picky eater, her mother said, according to the report. Sherin had weighed 15.47 pounds when she was adopted and had gained about four pounds since then, her mother said.

    Doctors and specialists "denied having concerns about abuse and neglect while the child was with her adoptive parents" and that Sherin "was in better health and at a better weight following her adoption."

    Authorities investigated the report but did not file charges.

    CPS found "insufficient evidence to determine if the deceased child was physically abused by her mother."

    "An unknown perpetrator was confirmed for the physical abuse...which may have happened prior to her adoption," the report said. "The allegation of physical neglect of the deceased child by her parents was not confirmed."

    CPS commissioner Hank Whitman addressed the prior abuse allegations in an interview with WFAA in November.

    "I think they could have done a better job, a much better job," Whitman said of the investigators. "Itís sad when I saw that, and I read the case report. I was silent for 10 seconds, and looking at my staff, itís not acceptable."

    Whitman was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott in April 2016 to head the CPS, which has been in turmoil in recent years, as the agency deals with staffing and workload issues.

    "The status quo at CPS is unacceptable," Abbott said in a statement at the time of Whitman's appointment. "Iíve insisted on overhauling a broken system, and I applaud the leadership changes that will provide a new direction and focus that puts protecting children first."

    Case background

    Sherin went missing Oct. 7, and Wesley Mathews called police and alerted them of her disappearance.

    At that time, Wesley told police he took his daughter, Sherin, outside at 3 a.m. to discipline her for not drinking her milk. According an arrest warrant affidavit, he told her to stand near a large tree in the backyard. When he went outside 15 minutes later, his daughter was gone.

    Wesley was arrested the same day Sherin was reported missing and charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

    After missing for two weeks, countless search efforts by police, and community members, Sherin's body was found in a drain culvert during a search operation on Oct. 22. The culvert was less than a mile away from the Mathews' home.

    An autopsy released earlier this year revealed that Mathews died of "homicidal violence."

    Child Fatality Report Release of Info by wfaachannel8 on Scribd
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    There is NO excuse. None.

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    Why did CPS stop investigating Sherin Mathews' parents months before the 3-year-old was killed?

    Written by Julieta Chiquillo, Breaking News Reporter
    Yesterday (05-16-2018)


    Three-year-old Sherin Mathews landed in the hospital in February 2017 after her mother said the girl had slipped on the playground. Her father blamed the monkey bars.

    But when a doctor specializing in child abuse reviewed X-rays, she found the family's explanations were inconsistent with the girl's bone fractures, according to court testimony. She called Child Protective Services, which opened an investigation into the Richardson couple who had adopted Sherin from India in 2016.

    The agency eventually closed the case. Months later, Sherin was dead, her little body dumped in a culvert. Both of her parents have been charged: Wesley Mathews with capital murder and Sini Mathews with child endangerment.

    What did CPS do after the doctor called in March 2017, and why did it leave Sherin and her 3-year-old sister in the Mathewses' care?

    A document the agency released this week offers an explanation: Although a doctor told CPS that Sherin's shoulders were infected and there were "questionable fractures," other doctors and specialists who had treated Sherin said they had no concerns that she was being abused or neglected.

    Among the medical professionals Sherin was seeing were specialists in speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, according to the CPS document. The girl, who weighed less than 20 pounds at the time, had developmental delays and speaking disabilities.

    "The medical professionals contacted stated that the child was in better health and at a better weight following her adoption," the CPS form states.

    'Insufficient evidence'

    Dr. Suzanne Dakil testified during a custody hearing for Sherin's sister in the fall that she was the one who called CPS in March last year with concerns that Sherin was being abused by her parents.

    "I tried, actually, very hard to find another good explanation, and I didn't have one," the doctor said in court, noting that she concluded Sherin's injuries had occurred after her time in India.

    Dakil's clinic, which had been treating Sherin for her weight problems, is part of the Forensic Assessment Center Network, a group of medical experts in child abuse who offer round-the-clock advice to CPS workers in Texas.

    But the CPS staff found "insufficient evidence" to determine whether Sherin had been abused by her mother and couldn't confirm that her parents were neglecting her, according to an agency form. It closed its investigation in April 2017.

    Law enforcement officers also investigated, but no charges followed, according to CPS. The agency didn't specify which police department investigated.

    Authorities discovered Sherin's body in late October, two weeks after her parents reported her missing. Wesley Mathews originally told police he had left Sherin outside the home at 3 a.m. to punish her for not drinking her milk. Then he said Sherin had choked on her milk while he tried to feed her in the garage.

    He also admitted the family had gone out to dinner that night and left Sherin home alone. That statement prompted the child endangerment charge against Sini Mathews.

    Sherin's sister, the Mathewses' biological daughter, told investigators that Sherin had been sick and vomiting a lot, according to the CPS document. She recalled Sherin sitting on the grass because Wesley Mathews had put her in time-out the night she went missing.

    In the days that followed the girl's disappearance, CPS says, it got a report that Sherin had been seen in public during her last year with various injuries, including a black eye, a broken arm and a broken leg.

    By the time Sherin's body was recovered, it was too decomposed for the medical examiner to pinpoint a cause of death more specific than "homicidal violence."

    New rules

    After the girl's killing, CPS changed its policy to give more consideration to the opinions of doctors who are part of the Forensic Assessment Center Network. If a physician from the network indicates there's abuse or neglect, the CPS caseworker must immediately staff the case with a supervisor and a program director.

    "When there are differing opinions as to whether abuse or neglect occurred, a special investigator must be involved immediately to provide further input and expertise," the new policy reads. "Staff must discuss the differing opinions with the supervisor, program director, and special investigator."

    Dakil, the child abuse pediatrician who examined Sherin's X-rays, told a court that besides the injuries to the girl's arms, she had found more fractures in her leg bones that were at different healing stages.

    When CPS was summoned to investigate, it learned that the medical staff wanted more X-rays of the girl, but Sini Mathews ó a registered nurse ó had refused, according to the agency document.

    CPS also was told that Sherin's parents weren't following medical recommendations to help the girl gain weight.

    "The parents refused for several weeks to obtain a specific formula for the child because it was not covered by medical insurance," the agency document reads. "They did later obtain the formula."

    Both parents assured the child welfare staff that they had not harmed Sherin.

    Their attorneys didn't respond to a message seeking comment on the allegations in the CPS document.
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    Disgusting. The poor kid was a punching bag ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    Give him to me. I will find out what really happened to her either way. I will only need a few minutes, a small sledge hammer and an electric egg beater.
    I would go for a pair of channel locks, and a blow torch !!



    Let us all pray for God the Father to protect that child, and that she be found by the authorities, then placed in a truly loving, protective home !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDandy View Post
    I would go for a pair of channel locks, and a blow torch !!



    Let us all pray for God the Father to protect that child, and that she be found by the authorities, then placed in a truly loving, protective home !!!
    They found her body in a culvert a mile from his house....

    The art of torture is only limited by the mind at hand...........it is a choreography of the insane. Man's inhumanity to man is as disgusting as it is legendary. And that fact is what makes me extremely concerned about the path we are on, and the destination in sight......Great Tribulation, dealt out by the hand of man, not God. Though I guess Satan should get his credits........

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