Crime Doctor: Sherin Mathews, 3, showed signs of abuse

09:51  30 november  2017
09:51  30 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Dr . Suzanne Dakil testified that she suspected abuse and reported her concerns to Child Protective Services. The body of Sherin Mathews was found Oct. 24 in a culvert, more than two weeks after Wesley Mathews had reported her missing.

DALLAS — A physician says he found several bone fractures last March on Sherin Mathews , a 3 -year-old girl adopted from India who was found dead in suburban Dallas last month. Dr . Suzanne Dakil testified that she suspected abuse and reported her concerns to Child Protective Services.

Sini Mathews, mother of Sherin Mathews, appears in Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon's courtroom, during a court hearing to determine whether Sherin's parents, Wesley and Sini Mathews of Richardson, will get a chance to be reunited with their surviving child, a 3-year-old girl, at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Building on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Dallas. Wesley and Sini Mathews are trying to regain custody of the biological daughter who was taken into Child Protective Services custody after Sherin was reported missing Oct. 7, and later was found dead on Oct. 24 in a culvert. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Sini Mathews, mother of Sherin Mathews, appears in Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon's courtroom, during a court hearing to determine whether Sherin's parents, Wesley and Sini Mathews of Richardson, will get a chance to be reunited with their surviving child, a 3-year-old girl, at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Building on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Dallas. Wesley and Sini Mathews are trying to regain custody of the biological daughter who was taken into Child Protective Services custody after Sherin was reported missing Oct. 7, and later was found dead on Oct. 24 in a culvert. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

DALLAS — A physician says he found several bone fractures last March on Sherin Mathews, a 3-year-old girl adopted from India who was found dead in suburban Dallas last month.

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Dr . Suzanne Dakil testified that she suspected abuse and reported her concerns to Child Protective Services. The body of Sherin Mathews was found Oct. 24 in a culvert, more than two weeks after Wesley Mathews had reported her missing.

Wesley Mathews , father of Sherin Mathews , sits in Judge Cheryl Lee Shannon's courtroom during a court hearing to determine whether Sherin 's parents, Wesley and Sini Mathews of Dr . Suzanne Dakil testified that she suspected abuse and reported her concerns to Child Protective Services.

Dr. Suzanne Dakil testified that she suspected abuse and reported her concerns to Child Protective Services.

Dakil's testimony came Wednesday in a custody hearing in which the girl's adoptive parents Wesley and Sini Mathews, are seeking to recover from the state custody of their biological child, who also is 3 years old. The couple, who face criminal charges arising from the Sherin's death, invoked their Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and refused to answer questions Wednesday.

The body of Sherin Mathews was found Oct. 24 in a culvert, more than two weeks after Wesley Mathews had reported her missing.

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