The lawyers representing Sini Mathews published a statement late Wednesday afternoon saying Mathews denies any involvement in the death of her adoptive daughter, Sherin.
In the statement, Mitchell Nolte and Gregg Gibbs insist Mathews cooperated with the Richardson Police investigation into her daughter’s disappearance on October 7th and say she was “interrogated for hours by several officers with no attorney present” a few days later.
The statement goes on to say, “Now that Mr. Mathews has turned himself into the police and told them what happened to Sherin, we see no need for Mrs. Mathews to endure further police interrogation. She had nothing to do with Sherin’s death or the removal of her body from the home.”
The lawyers write that Mathews is “trying to grieve for her lost daughter while still caring for her remaining daughter. She is struggling to pick up the pieces of a shattered life.”
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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesperson confirmed late Wednesday that Mathews’ other four year old daughter remains in foster care.
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Richardson Police had no immediate comment to the statement. Police previously said Sini Mathews initially cooperated in the investigation on October 7th, but then stopped. This week, police say Mathews provided dental records and identified clothing found with Sherin’s body in order to help the medical examiner make a positive ID. Police also said Mathews never provided a full account of what happened when Sherin died.
Wesley Mathews is the only person charged with a crime in Sherin’s disappearance and death. Monday, police arrested him for a second time on an injury to a child charge after he told police Sherin choked on milk.
According to court records, Wesley Mathews previously told detectives his wife was sleeping when Sherin disappeared.