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Texas Family Slaughtered: Famous Pianist's Wife Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Two Young Daughters

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Mar. 24 2016, Updated 2:24 p.m. ET

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The day after she was charged with capital murder in the deaths of their two young daughters, renowned Ukranian pianist Vadym Kholodenko's estranged wife, Sofya Tsygankova, pleaded not guilty to the gruesome crimes in Texas court on March 23.

Texas mother pleads not guilty to capital murder charges in daughtersÌ deaths

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Tsygankova, 31, seemed frightened as she arrived at the Fort Worth courthouse in an orange jump suit. On March 17, cops discovered the mother of two in a bloody nightgown and daughters Nika, 5, and Michela, 1, dead in their home.

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Texas mother pleads not guilty to capital murder charges in daughtersÌ deaths

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She seemed to have lacerations on her arms as she gave her plea. As Radar exclusively reported, officers noticed "a cut inside of her left wrist" and a "puncture wound" on her chest when they arrived at the scene. Police say her injuries required surgery.

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Kholodenko is not suspect

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In happier times, the family posed for a smiling portrait. But behind the scenes, Tsygankova seemed to be suffering. Police say she sought mental health treatment before the murders.

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Kholodenko is not suspect

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Musician Kholodenko and his family moved to the Texas city in 2014 following his appointment to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

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Kholodenko found his frenzied ex and their two dead daughters at home in the early morning hours of March 17.

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Kholodenko is not suspect

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"We have probable cause, reason to believe that she committed the homicides," Benbrook police commander David Babcock said of Tsygankova.

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Kholodenko is not suspect

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She was held on mental health evaluation soon after the murders.

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Kholodenko is not suspect

Ukranian Pianist Texas Family Murders Wife Not Guilty Plea
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The couple filed for divorce in November 2015 after five years of marriage.

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