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US father charged with adopted girl's murder

From BBC - January 12, 2018

The US father of an adopted three-year-old girl has been charged with capital murder after an autopsy ruled she died from "homicidal violence".

Sherin Mathews was first reported missing from her Texas home in October, triggering a large search operation.

Her adopted father, Wesley Mathews, originally said she disappeared after he put her outside as a punishment.

After the girl's body was found two weeks later in a drain entrance, he said she had accidentally choked.

Police say his version of events changed repeatedly during the investigation.

He was indicted with capital murder on Friday, and could face the death penalty or life imprisonment if he is found guilty.

Authorities confirmed the charges were filed after autopsy results, but have not revealed the child's cause of death.

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