Wesley Mathews, the adoptive father of Sherin Mathews, the three-year-old whose body was found in a culvert near to the house, has now been sued by a woman over medical bills resulting from an accident. The woman realised that Wesley had crashed into her vehicle in 2015.
Lateace Cook said that she is not surprised that the man who watched the little girl choke and die was the same one who rear-ended her. She said that Wesley was not ready to call 911 for help even though she was injured and asked him to help.
"Mathews continued to fiddle with his phone and kept a distance to avoid interaction. I am completely shocked and disgusted to find him," she said.
The woman is planning to sue Wesley for $100,000 to $200,000 for her medical bills are mounting. The suit is scheduled for hearing in February.
The attorney of Cook said that the expenses would be paid by Wesley's insurance company.
The accused is charged with injury to a child, which is a first-degree felony for which is he could face 99 years in prison if convicted.