Krim Murders: Yoselyn Ortega, New York City nanny, charged in stabbing deaths of two children

Yoselyn Ortega, 50, the nanny suspected of fatally stabbing two young children in New York City
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Yoselyn Ortega is accused in the stabbing deaths of two young children in New York City
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Yoselyn Ortega was charged Saturday while recovering from her wounds after she allegedly stabbed two children to death in the bathroom of their luxury Manhattan apartment.

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Police interviewed the New York nanny in her hospital bed at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and formally charged her with two counts each of first- and second-degree murder.

Ortega is accused of repeatedly stabbing 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, on Oct. 25 while their mother, Marina Krim, was out with their 3-year-old sister.

Marina Krim returned to find the bodies of the two children in the bathtub, with Ortega lying on the bathroom floor with stab wounds to her neck. A kitchen knife was nearby.

The children's father, CNBC digital media executive Kevin Krim, was away on a business trip when the killings occurred.

Some of Ortega's friends and relatives said she appeared to be struggling emotionally and financially recently, but they couldn't believe she could have committed the heinous act.

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