Citadel worth, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has found the estranged spouse of live performance pianist Vadym Kholodenko (va-DEEM’ koh-loh-DEHN’-koh) now not responsible by way of cause of madness within the 2016 deaths of the couple’s two daughters.
Decide Ruben Gonzalez in citadel well worth on Monday then ordered Sonya Tsygankova (tsih-GAN’-koh-vah), who changed into charged with capital murder, committed to a state intellectual medical institution. The protection and prosecutors agreed with the ruling.
The Ukranian-born Kholodenko in 2013 received the Van Cliburn worldwide Piano opposition in fort well worth.
He found his daughters — 5-year-vintage Nika and 1-year-vintage Michaela — lifeless in their suburban home in March 2016. The dad and mom had filed for divorce some months earlier.
Prosecutors alleged Tsygankova smothered her kids. She to start with became deemed unfit for trial, however acquired mental health remedy and last yr changed into dominated equipped.