Sherin Mathews was reported missing by her Indian-American foster father on October 7, who said he had left her outside their house for not drinking her milk. Police found her body on October 22 in a culvert about 1 km from her home in suburban Dallas during a massive search for the toddler.
Wesley Mathews, her foster father, later changed his statement and said that she died after choking while he was forcing her to drink her milk.
A doctor testified before the court saying that Sherin showed signs of abuse, including a series of broken bones and injuries in various stages of healing.
Sherin Mathews was given a private burial, and the Dallas gravesite was later made public.
With inputs from PTI
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