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Yoselyn Ortega Update: NYC nanny charged with killing two children appears in court on anniversary of deaths

Yoselyn Ortega, 50, the nanny suspected of fatally stabbing two young children in New York City CBS News

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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Yoselyn Ortega, a New York City nanny charged with murdering two small children in her care has appeared in court on the anniversary of their killings.

PICTURES: Nanny charged in fatal stabbings of 2 NYC kids

Ortega appeared briefly in Manhattan court on Friday. Defense attorneys and prosecutors discussed handing over evidence. The hearing was adjourned until November.

Police say Ortega stabbed 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim to death on Oct. 25, 2012, in a bathroom while their mother, Marina Krim, was out picking up her third child from a swimming lesson. They say Ortega cut her throat in a failed suicide attempt.

Ortega is from the Dominican Republic. She has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Defense lawyer Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg says Ortega's delusions and injuriesmean she can't understand the case, but a state Supreme Court justice found Ortega fit for trial.

According to the New York Post, the Krims welcomed a baby boy earlier this month.

Complete coverage of the Krim Murders on Crimesider

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