Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

New York Nanny Sentenced To Life For Murdering Children In Her Care

New York Nanny Sentenced To Life For Murdering Children In Her Care

A New York Metropolis nanny who killed two young children in her care is dealing with life in jail.

It provided a much-needed measure of relief for the parents of 6-year-old Lulu and 2-year-old Leo Krim, who were savagely slain in the bathroom of their Upper West Side home on October 25, 2012, while the mom was at a swim class with their middle sibling Nessie, then 3.

"I'm very sorry, but I hope that no one goes through what I have gone through", she said, her remarks in Spanish translated into English for the benefit of the New York State Supreme Court.

"My life is in the hands of God", she said.

Ortega had pleaded not guilty on the grounds on the grounds of mental illness, but NY courts have a high bar for proving insanity, with jurors deciding she was aware of what she was doing.

Ms Krim was afterwards found by police crying and crying hysterically, clutching for her living child.

"She tried to destroy what Kevin and I set out to build, a happy family", Marina said.

Kevin Krim said his family introduced "Lulu and Leo's law", which will make it a crime to falsify job applications and references for someone working in childcare, to NY state legislature in "direct response" to the case.

Yoselyn Ortega in court in Manhattan, May 14, 2018.

Krim had made plans to meet Ortega, who her children affectionately called Josie, at a dance class for Lucia at 5:30 p.m. "She has never shed a tear for the children", he said. "We want to respond with constructive energy", Kevin Krim said in a Facebook post in April after the verdict. Prosecutors said the motive was Ortega's mounting financial troubles and her deep resentment of the Krims.

Ortega had pleaded insanity however, the jury refused her citizenship.

"Leo and Lulu will never live the lives that laid ahead of them, and now their remorseless killer will live the rest of her life in prison". She has destroyed the pride her family once felt.

Yoselyn Ortega was sentenced to the maximum sentence for each of the two counts of first-degree murder, as well as sentenced to 25 years to life to be served consecutively for each of the second-degree murder charges.

"She did it intentionally with a full understanding of exactly what it was she was doing - every stab, every slash", Mr. Silberg, the prosecutor, said during closing arguments last month. Krim frantically tried to reach Ortega, who had worked for the family for about two years.

"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.

In the wake of the tragedy, the Krims founded The Lulu & Leo Fund and Choose Creativity, an organization that offers parents and schools a curriculum based on 10 principles of creativity "that can help anyone thrive and build resiliency in all facets of their lives", according to its website.

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