The nanny convicted of murder two children left in her care in their Manhattan apartment was sentenced and will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Yoselyn Ortega murdered 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim inside their Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan on October 25, 2012. She learned her fate after emotional impact statements by the victim’s parents. ABC7 New York reported.
Mother Marina Krim told a judge that Ortega instead destroyed her own family. She said Ortega had shown no remorse, and no one in her family has ever said they were sorry.
The nanny Yoselyn Ortega was sentenced to 25 years on each count of first-degree murder, to run consecutively, meaning she would serve a minimum of 50 years. She was convicted in April 2018 after her lawyers argued she was mentally ill and couldn’t be held responsible for their deaths.
Prosecutor say Ortega knew what she was doing and understood “every stab, every slash” as she slaughtered the children.
The children’s mother found them in a bathroom. The parent’s testimony made jurors weep during the emotional trial.
Prosecutor said the motive was Ortega’s mounting financial troubles and her deep resentment of the Krims.