Father of 3-year-old Indian girl charged with murder

RICHARDSON -- The father of a 3-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in Texas has now been charged with capital murder.

According to Dallas County, Wesley Mathews has now been charged with Capital Murder of a Child under 10 years of age.

This charge comes a little more than a week after an autopsy determined that Sherin Mathews had died from homicidal violence.

Wesley had previously been charged with felony injury to a child. His wife, Sini Mathews, has been charged with child abandonment.

On October 24, Sherin's body was found in a culvert near her home in the Dallas-area.

Wesley previously told police that Sherin had choked to death on milk she was drinking.