Former nanny Yoselyn Ortega said she killed two kids as she was angry with their parents

Local News Manhattan, Nov 17, 2014

Former Nannytold the court that she killed both of them as she was angry with their parents and had also missed her appointment with the ‘the psych.’

A nanny accused of killing two children in the bathtub of their New York home said she was sorry for what she had done but maintains she is angry at how the parents treated her. Yoselyn Ortega has pleaded not guilty to butchering six-year-old Lucia Krim and two-year-old Leo Krim at their Upper West Side apartment in October 2012. Their mother Marina, 38, was out picking up her third child, Nessie, from a swimming lesson when she returned to find her children’s bodies.

Ortega, 52, then cut her throat while sitting next to them in a failed suicide bid.
The court papers say the Dominican immigrant told authorities the little girl tried to fight back before she stabbed her and then killed the boy. She used at least two knives.

‘Oh, my God, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I’ve done,’ she said, according to the court papers. ‘Relieve me of my misery.’

The documents were included as exhibits in lengthy motions filed by defense attorney Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg.  She asked that the prosecutor be dropped from the case and that the judge bar news media from an upcoming court hearing.
Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro denied both requests.

Van Leer-Greenberg has said Ortega cannot understand the case because of her injuries and because she suffers from delusions. But a judge found her fit for trial. Ortega’s statements had not previously been made public. They included details… MORE

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