Wesley Mathews

Credit: Dallas County Jail

Murder Trial Of Wesley Mathews To Get Underway

June 24, 2019 - 6:17 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The murder trial of Wesley Mathews of Richardson gets underway today. He is accused of killing his 3-year-old adopted child.

The victim, 3-year old Sherin Mathews, was adopted from an agency in India and brought to the United States. Her adoptive father, Wesley Mathews is accused of murdering the child and trying to get rid of her body.

During a child custody hearing last year, a prosecutor tried to get Mathews to tell what happened, and each time he pleaded the 5th amendment.

His wife Sini Mathews was initially charged in the case. That case was dropped earlier this year when prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence.

Her attorneys fear prosecutors will try to call her as a witness, and are ready for a fight if they do.