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Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Nanny who killed 2 children gets life in prison without parole

Nanny who killed 2 children gets life in prison without parole

Yoselyn Ortega repeatedly stabbed Lucia (Lulu) Krim, 6, and brother Leo, 2, in the bathroom of their family's luxury apartment in New York's affluent Upper West Side.

The children's mother had been out with a third child and returned home to find them dead in the bathroom.

The grandma's defence team maintained that she experienced from "chronic mental illness" and has been mentally not capable of being held responsible for her actions.

55-year-old Yoselyn Ortega, who worked as a nanny, has appointed a sentence of life imprisonment without right to parole.

Ortega then took the knife to her own throat in an apparent suicide attempt.

"The defendant is an evil and utterly unsafe narcissist", he said. "This defendant to this day has shown no remorse".

Ortega wept as she spoke briefly - a rare show of emotion for her in the lengthy trial.

The children's father and Marina's husband, Kevin Krim, was returning home from a West Coast business trip when police reached him at John F. Kennedy International Airport to share the tragic news. "We believe that the 10 Principles of Creativity can help children across this city and this country build the social-emotional skills and resilience to thrive no matter what the world throws at them".

"I ask for a good deal of goodness".

Krim had made plans to meet Ortega, who her children affectionately called Josie, at a dance class for Lucia at 5:30 p.m. Ortega, a United States citizen originally from the Dominican Republic, had stabbed Lulu 30 times.

"The other day I found myself on the corner of 76th [Street] and Columbus [Avenue], and I just stopped", he said, tears filling his eyes as he described looking into the lobby of the building where the murders took place.

But Judge Carro was having none of it, noting that she had steadfastly refused to apologize since her 2012 heinous crime and calling her case "pure evil".

"You will know a diseased mind when you see it", Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg, Ms. Ortega's lawyer, told jurors at the start of the trial.

Her lawyer had unsuccessfully argued that her client claimed to have been "touched by the devil" when she ruthlessly killed the kids and should therefore be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Prosecutors say Ortega knew what she was doing and understood "each stab, each slash" as she slaughtered the youngsters. Ortega, who's from the Dominican Republic, had been recommended by her sister, a nanny for another NY family, and her background and references were faked by her family.

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