Wesley Mathews

Credit: Dallas County Jail

Wesley Mathews Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge, Punishment Underway

June 24, 2019 - 2:48 pm

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The trial for Richardson father Wesley Mathews is now underway, he's on trial accused of murdering his 3 year old daughter Sherin.

But at the beginning of the trial, Mathews suddenly pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of injury to a child by omission.

The punishment phase of the trial is currently underway. 

Mathews faces a possible life prison term for the October 2017 death of Sherin.

The child's body was found in a Richardson culvert about two weeks after she was reported missing.

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