SMH: Nanny Found Guilty for Stabbing 2 Children to Death
This is just diabolical.
Why would this woman do this to some kids that she didn't even have to watch if she really didn't want to.
A jury has convicted an Upper West Side nanny who fatally stabbed two children in her care in one of the city's most heinous crimes in recent memory.
Yoselyn Ortega learned her fate Wednesday after a two-month trial that featured heart-wrenching testimony from the parents of little Lulu, 6, and Leo Krim, 2.
Ortega, 55, will now spend the rest of her life behind bars for the double slaying in Oct. 2012.
Father Kevin Krim broke out crying when the verdict was announced after just a day of deliberations. Ortega, who was convicted on four counts of murder, sat stone-faced and motionless.
The killer nanny brought the Krim kids to their W. 75th St. apartment — instead of to Lulu's dance class — and used a pair of kitchen knives to stab and slash them in the bathroom of the home.
Then she placed the mortally-wounded children in the bathtub.Mom Marina Krim walked in on the nightmarish scene just as Ortega began slicing her own wrists and plunging a knife into her throat.
“She did it intentionally with a full understanding of exactly what it was she was doing,” Assistant District Attorney Stuart Silberg said in his summation Monday.
“Every stab, every slash — each one had a purpose and that purpose was to end the lives of those children,” Silberg added.
Prosecutors argued the murders were carried out by a spiteful woman, whose rage over her own failures grew increasingly intense in the weeks and days before the tragedy.
The government said Ortega hated the kids' mother and saw in her the woman she couldn’t be. Ortega failed to raise her own son, pawning him off on a sister in the Dominican Republic when he was 4. -(Shayna Jacobs, NY Daily News)
Credit: Daily Express