Tragic end: Van Cliburn winner’s wife is found not guilty of murdermain
A judge in Fort Worth, Texas, has found Sofya Tsygankova not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of her two children, Nika Kholodenko, aged 5, and Michaela Kholodenko, 20 months.
Tsygankova, 34, has been committed indefinitely to a state mental hospital.
The court was told that Tsygankova had a history of mental illness, dating back to her teenaged years. She was estranged from her husband, 2013 Van Cliburn gold medallist Vadym Kholodenko, and was in the process of getting divorced.
Vadym Kholodenko discovered the bodies when arriving to visit his children.
Three experts testified that Tsygankova was criminally insane when she killed her daughters.
The rest is silence.