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Police arrest mother of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews

(Sini Mathews/ Source: Richardson Police Department) (Sini Mathews/ Source: Richardson Police Department)
(Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) (Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
RICHARDSON, TX (KXXV) -

The Richardson Police Department said they have arrested Sini Mathews, the mother of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews who's dead body was found after she went missing. 

She is being charged with abandoning or endangering a child. 

Investigating detectives have determined Sini Mathews left 3-year-old Sherin Mathews alone while she and Wesley Mathews went to dinner with their biological daughter, the night of Friday, Oct. 6.

Sini Mathews bond has been set at $250,000.

37-year-old Wesley Mathews, the father of Sherin was arrested on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child in early Oct. 

The 3-year-old girl went missing after her father made her stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk.

An arrest affidavit revealed that Mathews ordered Sherin Mathews to stand next to a tree near their home at 3 a.m.

He went outside about 15 minutes later to check on her, but Sherin was gone.

Authorities say the father didn't notify police that his daughter was missing until about five hours later.

The cause of death of Sherin Mathews is still unknown. 

 The investigation of the death of Sherin Mathews is ongoing. 

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