Judge to Decide Whether Sini Mathews' Bail Will Be Lowered for Child Abandonment Charge

The mother accused of abandoning 3-year-old Sherin Mathews before the girl's death in Richardson could have her bail reduced at a hearing Friday morning.Sini Mathews has been held in the Dallas County Jail since her arrest in November 2017, when her bail was set at $250,000. Mathews' trial had been set for Monday, but was postponed. No new trial date has been set.Her husband Wesley Mathews, who is charged with capital murder in their daughter's death, had his bail significantly reduced at a hearing in August. His bail was lowered from $1 million to $500,000 for the capital murder charge, from $250,000 to $100,000 for a tampering with physical evidence charge, and from $1 million to $500,000 for a charge of injury to a child with serious bodily injury.In total, his bail is set at $1.1 million. His defense attorney had asked for his bail to be set at $250,000. He remains in the Dallas County Jail.A capital murder indictment for Wesley Mathews' says he killed Sherin "by a manner and means unknown to the grand jury," according to court records.Sherin's body was found in a culvert Oct. 22, 2017, after she had been reported missing Oct. 7. Wesley and Sini Mathews left the girl at home alone while they went out to eat the night before Sherin's death, police have said.   Continue reading...

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