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.
(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Nanny Convicted of Killing Two Children
- Manhattan nanny gets life in prison for murdering 2 children in her care
- Texas couple ordered to pay enslaved nanny $121,000
- Man convicted of killing Alabama twins, their caretaker
- Man in Alabama convicted of killing girlfriend's toddler
- Five children killed in Maryland car crash
- Convicted Huntsville murderer's appeal denied
- Convicted killer escapes Mississippi prison
- Conviction, sentence overturned for man who killed 5-year-old in 2006
- Alabama Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of man who killed his wife, unborn baby