Famous pianist's daughters found dead; wife charged with murder
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Sofya Kholodenko

via KDAF:

UPDATE: Benbrook PD has charged the mother with murder after her two daughters were found dead inside their home. Police say Sofya Kholodenko’s stab wounds were self-inflicted. She is still undergoing a mental evaluation and has not been officially arrested.

BENBROOK, Texas -- (KDAF) -- It was a house filled with music. The Dad, a world-renowned pianist who won the Van Cliburn Gold Medal in 2013. That's when Vadym Kholodenko moved his family from the Ukraine to Benbrook.

Benbrook PD says Kholodenko called 911 saying he'd found his wife stabbed multiple times and his daughters -- 5-year-old Nika and 1-year-old Michela -- dead in their beds.

Cops say the father is not a suspect and don't believe a killer is on the loose.

"We're still checking every avenue. We're looking at all possibilities," Cmdr. David Babcock said. "But we are not actively searching for anybody in particular or a particular name or person at this point."

The medical examiner has not yet ruled on how the kids died.

"There was no visible trauma on the children," Cmdr. Babcock explained.

Police say there was no forced entry. They are questioning Kholodenko's wife, Sofya, to find out what happened.

The mother, who neighbors say was devoted to her kids, is recovering from physical wounds. Police say she'll undergo a mental evaluation after that.

Benbrook PD says they were called to the house on Waterwood Trail twice in 2014 but won't say why. The couple filed for divorce last November.

FULL STORY: Famous pianist's daughters found dead; wife charged with murder - KDAF

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