Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tsygankova Hits Sour Note in Texas

"Wife of famed pianist pleads not guilty in daughters’ deaths" Associated Press  March 24, 2016

FORT WORTH — The estranged wife of an internationally known pianist pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that she killed the couple’s young daughters at their Texas home.

Vadym Kholodenko, a winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, discovered his daughters’ bodies March 17 when he arrived at the home to take them to school. Arrest affidavits say 5-year-old Nika Kholodenko and 1-year-old Michela Kholodenko were found dead on beds.

A pillow partially covered the head of the youngest child, but police Commander David Babcock said Wednesday that investigators haven’t determined whether the children had been smothered. He said that determination would be made by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. 

Same thing with Scalia, but he didn't get an autopsy.

Records for the office indicated that the children died of ‘‘homicidal violence’’ and that autopsies are pending.

Sofya Tsygankova was kneeling on the floor wearing a blood-stained nightgown and ‘‘rocking back and forth,’’ the affidavits say....