NEW YORK Nov 14 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 court documents.
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
Oct. 25 from a swimming lesson with a third child, police have
said. Ortega then began to stab herself in front of Krim.
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.
(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Paul Thomasch and Paul