Prosecutors in Fort Worth reportedly won’t seek the death penalty in the case of the estranged wife of a pianist, if convicted of the capital murder of her two young daughters.
An attorney for Sofya Tsygankova (tsih-GAN’-koh-vah), tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that her client’s loved ones are relieved by Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson’s decision. A spokeswoman said Thursday that Wilson made the decision after reviewing the circumstances of the slayings.
Tsygankova is charged with suffocating 1-year-old Michaela Kholodenko (koh-loh-DEHN’-koh) and 5-year-old Nika Kholodenko on March 17 at her suburban Fort Worth home.
Tsygankova, the estranged wife of pianist Vadym (va-DEEM’) Kholodenko, has pleaded not guilty. She’s being held on $2 million bond.
Source: Local News