Sherin Mathews' Father Deleted Messages, Internet Searches Before She Was Found Dead, Prosecutors Say

Dallas prosecutors laid out a laundry list of potential crimes and "wrong acts" they expect to tell jurors about at the capital murder trial for the father of Sherin Mathews, the 3-year-old found dead in a Richardson culvert two weeks after she disappeared in 2017. Prosecutors plan to tell a jury during the guilt-innocence phase of the trial about a broken leg that wasn't reported for a week, deleted messages and computer files, lies to law enforcement and canceled medical appointments. Prosecutors say Sherin's father, Wesley Mathews, broke Sherin's arm and leg around Feb. 1, 2017. Court records say Mathews either injured his daughter alone or with the help of his wife, Sini Mathews. Mathews, 39, was either "acting alone or with Sini Mathews caused injury to Sherin Mathews resulting in fractures to the bilateral humerus, femur and tibia," court records show. "Defendant and Sini Mathews did not disclose these injuries for at least one week. The history provided to doctors was not consistent with how the injuries occurred."  Continue reading...

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