Nanny Arrested for Killing 2 Kids in Her Care

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Photos on the family's page show the kids on family vacations, sharing birthdays and picking pumpkins. (

The nanny suspected of stabbing two children and then stabbing her self in front their mother has been charged with first and second-degree murder.

The NYPD formally arrested and charged Yoselyn Ortega, 50, for murdering six-year-old Lucia Krim and her brother, 2-year-old Leo, in their Upper West Side home.

Ortega was found near a knife and hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say she was no longer intubated and was recuperating when she agreed to talk with detectives Saturday afternoon at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. She was arrested and formally charged after the interview.

She remains hospitalized and under police guard.


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Comments [1]

Candi from Nationwide

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family.

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Be Prepared - The process of screening a nanny can be a flurry of events. You’ve scheduled times to speak with several different candidates. But before you get to the interview stage of the hiring process, be prepared with a list of what your expectations are and what you’re looking for in a nanny.

Ask Investigative Questions - Don’t forget to dig deeper and address any concerns when you’re screening a nanny. Ask questions such as how a nanny would deal with emergency situations, how he/she views her role as a nanny, and what some of the most difficult situations are that he/she has faced working as a childcare provider.

Paying Attention To The Details - When you’re going through the interview process, listen to not only what the applicant is saying, but how he/she is saying it. Is she giving you canned answers that you want to hear? Is he/she enthusiastic about working with children? How well does he/she interact with your child?

Run Your Background Checks - Make sure you run background checks such as criminal histories, driving records or any others you feel necessary.

Nov. 06 2012 05:03 PM

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