PCS Bail Bonds (www.PCSBailBonds.com), Fort Worth, Texas’ most trusted bail bond service, is weighing in on a Benbrook mother’s $2 million bail. Sofya Tsygankova in is accused of smothering her two children to death and then trying to kill herself. By the time police arrived on the scene, one-year-old Michaela and five-year-old Nico had both been dead for days. (Source: Ballor, C., “Benbrook mother accused of smothering her daughters pleads not guilty to capital murder,” The Dallas Morning News, March 22, 2016; http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2016/03/police-say-daughters-of-benbrook-pianist-were-smothered-and-their-mother-slashed-her-wrists.html/)
“It’s one of the saddest, most disturbing cases we’ve had happen here in Fort Worth,” says Paul Schuder, owner of PCS Bail Bonds. “If ever a bail this high was warranted, this is the case.”
Tsygankova apparently tried killing herself in multiple ways. When the father of her children arrived to pick up his two daughters, Tsygankova was in a nightgown rocking back and forth and mumbling to herself. She also had cuts on her wrists and a knife wound in her chest. Officers later found evidence suggesting she tried killing herself in the garage by stuffing the exhaust pipe with rags, along with an empty prescription bottle for treating bipolar disorder.
“There is reportedly some psychological issues with the accused,” Schuder continues. “While at Tarrant County Jail, she had undergone psychiatric evaluation.”
Tsygankova plead not guilty last Wednesday inside of a Fort Worth courtroom. She also stated that she was unable to afford an attorney. A service was held at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church to honor the lives of the two young girls in which several members from the Fort Worth community came out to pay their final respects.
“Nothing about this entire case is easy to digest,” Schuder concludes. “You can’t help but wonder how things like this happens, especially to innocent young children who haven’t even had a chance at a proper life.”
PCS Bail Bonds has provided bail bond services to those within the Fort Worth community for over 20 years.