Trial date set for Sherin Mathews' adoptive mother

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A Dallas County judge set a trial date for the Richardson woman whose adopted special needs daughter was murdered.

Sini Mathews was arrested and charged with child abonnement after allegedly leaving her 3-year-old daughter, Sherin, home alone in October of 2017. Her husband, Wesley Mathews, is accused of killing the little girl.

Sherin’s body was found in a culvert near her family’s Richardson home. Her parents originally claimed she had gone missing. They later admitted to leaving her home alone while they went out to eat on the night of her death.

Wesley now claims Sherin died after choking on milk. He admitted to putting her body in the culvert.

Judge Amber Givens-Davis met with both Wesley and Sini, as well as their attorneys, in court Monday morning. She scheduled Sini’s jury trial for April 15.

Last week, Judge Givens-Davis refused a request to drastically reduce Sini’s bond from $100,000 to $2,500. Her attorneys are also asking that she be tried separately from her husband.

Wesley’s capital murder trial is currently set for May. Next week, the judge is expected to decide if that date will stand and whether the estranged couple will be tried together or separately.

Also, the judge said April 10 will be the deadline for Sini to accept a plea deal.