Why Is Sherin Mathews' Father Charged With Injury to a Child, Not Murder?

When a child dies, there is often a public outcry to charge the person responsible with murder.But what happened doesn’t always fit the legal definition of murder. Or prosecutors can’t prove it to a jury.Wesley Mathews told Richardson police 3-year-old Sherin died from choking after he “physically assisted” her with drinking milk in the garage at 3 a.m Oct. 7 and that he removed her body from their Richardson home. He had previously said she went missing after he put her outside as punishment for not drinking her milk. He waited hours to call police.  Continue reading...

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