Nanny Convicted of Killing Two Children

US Supreme Court / Anthony Kennedy (MGNOnline)

NEW YORK (AP) - A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted.

Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 4:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted.


Jurors on Wednesday found Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murder in the October 2012 deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her brother, 2-year-old Leo Krim.

The nanny's lawyer had argued she was mentally ill and should not be held responsible in the deaths of the children.

Investigators say Lucia was stabbed more than 30 times and Leo was stabbed five times. Prosecutors say Ortega knew what she was doing and understood "every stab, every slash."

The children's mother found them in a bathroom.

The 55-year-old Ortega is from the Dominican Republican and faces life in prison.

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