Judge Sets Conditions in Richardson Father’s Capital Murder Trial

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Conditions of the capital murder trial in the case against a richardson father were set by a Dallas County Judge Tuesday.

Wesley Matthews’ trial is set to begin June 24th. His daughter, Sherin Matthews, was found dead in a Richardson culvert in 2017. A Judge ruled today that Matthews will not be shackled at trial and that the state can present previous injuries sustained by Sherin to the jury. According to law professor Gerald Trace,  procedural decisions can mean a lot in any trial.

“It’s not just housekeeping, it’s crucial to the trial,” said Trace.

The Judge also ruled that during the punishment phase of the trial prosecutors can’t show that Wesley Matthews lost custody of his biological daughter.

Charges against the girls adopted mother were dropped earlier this year.

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