New York nanny who murdered two children sentenced to life

Yoselyn Ortega, depicted here arriving at a hearing for her trial at a Manhattan Supreme Court in New York in 2013, has been sentenced to life in prison.
Yoselyn Ortega, depicted here arriving at a hearing for her trial at a Manhattan Supreme Court in New York in 2013, has been sentenced to life in prison. Photo credit: Reuters

A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering two children in her care. 

Yoselyn Ortega, 55, appeared in a New York City court on Monday where she was sentenced to life in prison without parole, the Guardian reported. 

Lucia “Lulu” Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, were killed in October 2012 while in the care of their nanny Ms Ortega, whose family is said to have faked her background and references to secure her the job. 

Judge Gregory Carro described Ms Ortega as “pure evil” and ruled that she should spend the rest of her life in prison, despite jurors grappling with the possibility that Ms Ortega might have suffered from mental illness. 

The murdered children’s mother, Marina Krim, arrived home to find her children stabbed to death and stacked in the bath tub after leaving them in the care of Ms Ortega in 2012, according to the Guardian. 

The daughter had been stabbed over 30 times and the son had been stabbed five times. 

Ms Ortega tried to take her own life that same day but failed. 

She asked the murdered children’s parents for forgiveness in court, and said her “life is in the hands of God.”

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