Sherin Matthews' father appears in court for pre-trial hearing

The man accused of killing his special needs 3-year-old daughter was in court Friday.

There was a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Wesley Matthews. Prosecutors and defense attorneys discussed items that will be entered into evidence during his trial in late June.

Matthews faces a capital murder charge for the death of Sherin Matthews, his adopted daughter.

He claimed the little girl disappeared in October of 2017 after he left her outside in the back yard of their Richardson home as punishment. Her body was later found in a culvert near the house.

His wife, Sini, was charged with child abandonment but the charges against her were dismissed.

Matthews' next pre-trial hearing will be on June 7.