Benbrook Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Killing her Daughters

TSYGANKOVA-SofyaFORT WORTH – A Benbrook mother accused of killing her two young daughters made her first court appearance to enter a not guilty plea and say that she cannot afford an attorney.  Sofya Tsygankova’s bail was set at $2 million dollars.  She’s being held in the Tarrant County Jail’s medical housing unit after trying to commit suicide according to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department.  The 31 year old appeared in court wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit, with bandages on her chest, and cut wounds visible on her arms.  Her arrest warrant says she smothered her daughters last Thursday, and then tried to kill herself.  She was found with slashed wrists and a stab wound to her chest.  The arrest warrant says investigators also found bloody rags stuffed in the exhaust pipe of a car in her garage.  An empty bottle of a prescription drug used to treat bipolar disorder was also found by investigators, who say she visited a Fort Worth mental health facility the day before she allegedly killed her one and five year old daughters.  Court records show she and her husband, award winning pianist Vadym Kholodenko are in the middle of divorcing.


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