In Texas, a man shot a Ukrainian wife and killed himself: three children were left orphans


In League City, Texas, a man killed his wife and then shot himself. Their bodies were found by a teenager. The woman turned out to be an immigrant from Ukraine. ABC13 writes about this.

In Texas, a man shot his wife- Ukrainian woman and killed himself: three children were orphans 4700 at Eagle Cove Lane on July 5 at approximately 8:00 pm. There they found that the woman had been shot.</p>
<p class=“The neighbor called and said that some children had come from the other side of the street and said that their father was bleeding and he needed help” ,” said League City police spokesman John Griffith.

The woman's husband was also found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the police, they were no longer legally separated, but lived in the same house. There are several versions. According to one of them, they officially divorced back in May, while according to the other, they have not yet divorced, but simply broke up.

“We don’t have any information about why this happened,” Griffith assured. “We didn’t have any prior calls, there was no note or data about the quarrel. Neighbors didn't hear anything like that happen.”

Police said a teenager in the house was the first to find the victims dead in the bedroom. He didn't get hurt. The relationship between the teenager and the adults is unclear.

Authorities have identified the victims as Kent James, 64, and Yulia Dykin-James, 43.

The family reported that Julia moved to the United States about 15 years ago. She worked for NASA, organizing international conferences related to space. She actively helped the Ukrainian military and those who suffered in the war. A native of Ukraine recently saved her children and parents from the war.

Over the past few months, Yulia has been attending rallies in support of Ukraine.

“This is not only a war for Ukraine. This is a war for the whole world,” she said in March.

Her brother, Ivan Dykin, said that his sister was very fond of helping others.

“She was the best person in the world,” Ivan remarked. “Yulia was a very nice person who tried to help everyone.”

Ivan would like to do the same for his sister while the officers investigate what happened.

“If I had known, I would have flown here and taken her away,” Ivan lamented. “If I knew it would happen.”

Now he, along with Yulia’s sister Svetlana, has filed documents for custody of their sister’s three children.

Svetlana and Ivan created a page on the GoFundMe portal to help the family with expenses.


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