Sini Mathews, the mother of 3-year-old Sherin, was arrested on suspicion of abandoning or endangering a child, a felony. The father, Wesley Mathews, remains in custody after being arrested earlier on suspicion of causing serious bodily injury to a child.
When they returned, Sherin, who police said had developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was still in the kitchen. The father allegedly told police he no longer felt Sherin’s pulse and believed she was dead, so he removed her body from the house. Wesley Mathews had originally claimed that he sent Sherin outside that night to an alley near their house because she refused to drink her milk, and when he went out to retrieve her at around 3 a.m., she was gone.
Wesley Mathews, who was initially arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail.