Evil Nanny On Trial for Murdering Two Children; Claims She Had to Clean Too Much
Yoselyn Ortega, 55, is finally on trial for stabbing and murdering two children she was babysitting in the Upper East Side of New York City.
Ortega has been charged with the murder of Lucia Krim, age 6, and Leo Krim, age 2.
The stabbing happened while their mother, Marina, was at a nearby dance studio. She was waiting for Lucia (LuLu) to be dropped off by Ortega, when she realized they were nowhere to be seen.
Marina sent Ortega numerous texts, asking where she was, but there was no response. Marina came home to find her two children stabbed and killed, their bodies sprawled out in the bathtub with their eyes open.
Ortega waited until Marina got home to see the bloody scene before stabbing herself in her own neck with the kitchen knife. She suffered serious injuries, but did not die.
Currently, Ortega is pleading not guilty and claiming insanity, although her therapist argues that he never got an inkling that Ortega was suicidal nor murderous.
Ortega claims that she was driven to murder because Marina made her clean the apartment for five hours a week, when she was just a babysitter.
Below is a note that was transcribed after the killing, when Ortega was unable to talk because of the wound in her neck.
Ortega also made the bizarre claim that she could not clean "because of soap." Whether Ortega was terrified of soap or not, it does not warrant the murder of two innocent children.
Since the murder, The Krim parents have created the Leo and Lulu Fund which aims to support and provide funds to innovative arts programs for children. They have had two more children since 2012. Felix was born in 2013 and Linus was born in 2016.