Krim Murders: Memorial held for NYC children allegedly killed by 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
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Lucia Krim (left) and brother, Leo
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - A memorial service for 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, who were allegedly stabbed to death by their nanny last month, was held Monday in Manhattan at Avery Fisher Hall.

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The Daily News reports that the children's grieving parents released a statement saying they wanted to celebrate their "beautiful lives" and not just mourn them. 

Police say 50-year-old Yoselyn Ortega fatally stabbed the two kids in the children's Upper West Side apartment, before stabbing herself. Police charged Ortega, who is currently recovering from her wounds, with murder.

A third sibling was with their mother when the killings happened. Police say the mother returned home to discover her children dead and Ortega bleeding.

Ortega remains hospitalized under police guard.

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