A young girl looks at a makeshift memorial left outside the
Krim family apartment in New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A New York nanny has been indicted on murder charges in
the deaths of two young children who were stabbed last month in
their parents' luxury apartment in Manhattan, according to
A grand jury indicted Yoselyn Ortega on two counts each of
first- and second-degree murder in the killings of Lucia
Krim, 6, and her brother, Leo, who was days shy of his second
The children's mother, Marina Krim, discovered their bodies
in the bathtub when she returned to her Upper West Side home
on October 25 from a swimming lesson with a third child,
police have said. Ortega then began to stab herself in front
Ortega, 50, has not been arraigned yet on the charges. She
was formally arrested 10 days ago after police interviewed
her for the first time in her hospital room.
Ortega had been employed by the Krim family for two years,
police said. She lived with her son and sister near the
Krims' apartment off Central Park and has been a naturalized
U.S. citizen for a decade.
Marina Krim had expected to meet Ortega and the two children
at a local dance studio on the day of the killings. Upon
finding the lights out in the apartment, Marina Krim asked
the doorman if Ortega had taken the kids out, police said.
Krim then re-entered the home and found the children in the
bathroom before encountering Ortega.
Kevin Krim, the children's father and a CNBC executive, had
been heading home from a business trip at the time of the
killings, police said.