Father kills 3-year-old daughter by pouring milk into her mouth until she drownedBy Alexis Bell 1:25 PM January 16, 2018
A father is facing the death penalty after being accused of drowning his young daughter in milk, according to police in Texas.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office announced that a Dallas County grand jury indicted 37-year-old Wesley Mathews and 35-year-old Sini Mathews for their roles in the death of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews.
Wesley was charged with capital murder while his wife, Sini, has been charged with abandoning or endangering a child.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed its work and released Sherin’s autopsy report.
It has listed the cause of death as homicide and the manner as homicidal violence.
If convicted, Wesley faces the death penalty while Sini faces up to 20 years in prison.
According to the police investigation, Sini left Sherin home alone while she and Wesley went to dinner with their other daughter.
In another incident, Wesley tried to feed Sherin some milk.
Sherin refused to drink the milk.
Wesley took Sherin to the garage of their home, where he forced open her mouth and poured milk into her throat.
Wesley told police that he felt Sherin’s breath slowing until she fell unconscious.
He then checked for a pulse, and when he did not find any, he dumped his daughter’s body.