Sherin Mathews' Father Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge in Murder Trial

A Richardson man who is accused of killing his adopted daughter and dumping her body in a culvert pleaded guilty Monday to injury to a child by omission.His plea came as his trial on a capital murder charge was set to begin.If Wesley Mathews, 39, had been found guilty on the murder charge, he would have faced an automatic life sentence without parole for the 2017 death of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews.Even after pleading to the lesser charge, he could face life in prison. But a jury could decide on a lighter sentence during the punishment phase, which got underway Monday after his guilty plea.  Continue reading...

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