Nanny charged with murder in Manhattan

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A nanny in the New York City area was charged with first- and second-degree murder Saturday, in relation to the deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 1-year-old brother, Leo Krim, according to CNN.

Yoselyn Ortega, 50, committed the crimes on October 25 in the children's home. While the children's mother, Marina Krim, was at the local YMCA for her 3-year-old daughter's swimming lessons, Ortega had fatally stabbed both of the children in Krim's bathtub.

According to Businessweek, when Ortega did not meet with Marina at the dance studio after swimming lessons, Marina had returned to their Manhattan apartment to find her children stabbed. Ortega began to stab herself when Marina had found Lucia and Leo.

The two children were taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Ortega was taken to New York Presbyterian and was unable to speak until earlier this week. Police said Ortega agreed to speak about the incident this week. After an interview with detectives, Ortega was arrested and remains in the hospital under police guard.

The underlying reason for the murders remains unknown.

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