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Krim Murders: Candlelight vigil held for 2 NYC children allegedly killed by their nanny

Police said Marina Karim and her 3-year-old child returned to their luxury New York City apartment building on Oct. 25, 2012, where she found her 6-year-old daughter, Lucia, and her 2-year-old son, Leo, stabbed to death in a bathtub. Their nanny, 50-year-old Yoselyn Ortega, lay wounded nearby with self-inflicted stab wounds. Police said a kitchen knife was close by and Ortega is suspected of killing the children, who were pronounced dead at a hospital. Ortega was hospitalized in critical condition.AboveUndated personal photos of Lucia (left) and Leo Krim Personal photo

Lucia (left) and Leo Krim
Personal photo

(CBS) NEW YORK - More than 300 people gathered at a Manhattan park on Sunday evening to remember the two young children who were allegedly slain by their nanny in the bathroom of their apartment.

Pictures: Nanny suspected in fatal stabbings of 2 NYC kids

Lucia "Lulu" Krim, 6, and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, were fatally stabbed on Oct. 25. Police have charged their 50-year-old nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, with both murders. Their mother, Marina Krim, returned with their 3-year-old sister to find the bodies of the two children in the bathtub and Ortega nearby suffering from apparently self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck.

Aunts Katie and Sarah Krim represented the devastated family during the candlelight vigil Sunday, which was also attended by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the New York Post reported.

"We will always miss Leo and Lulu and think of them every day," Sarah Krim said. "Thank you for sharing in our heartache."

Ortega was charged with first- and second-degree murder Saturday while recovering from her wounds at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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