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Upper West Side nanny to be sentenced in killing of 2 children

Upper West Side nanny to be sentenced in killing of 2 children

Her lawyer said she suffers from psychosis, depression and heard voices telling her to kill the children.

Kevin Krim, the father of the children Ortega murdered, 6-year-old Lucia "Lulu" Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim, gave an emotional impact statement, criticizing Ortega's family for lying about her background so she could get a job.

Stuart Silberg, the lead prosecutor, had urged the judge to sentence her to life without parole. She had been working for the Krim family for almost two years when she took the children to a bathroom of their apartment and stabbed them to death in 2012. The children were later found in the bathtub when their mother returned home to the bloody apartment. I see Leo - they have blood on them, all over her dress.

"Five years ago Yoselyn Ortega stole Leo and Lulu Krim from their parents, their siblings, and our Manhattan community", he said.

As the verdicts were read, Kevin Krim broke down in tears.

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Yoselyn Ortega was sentenced to the maximum sentence for each of the two counts of first-degree murder, as well as sentenced to 25 years to life to be served consecutively for each of the second-degree murder charges. At the time of the deaths, she was living in Manhattan with her son, her sister and her niece, police said.

"It is so unfair that they are gone, unfair to us, unfair to the world", said Mr Krim. Kevin Krim, a digital media executive at CNBC, believed hiring the nanny was necessary, he testified, because he was working 12-hour days.

Marina Krim, 41, went a step further, and called out the "evil defendant" and her "entire family of bad, unethical people". "But she failed. What actually happened is the defendant destroyed her own family". In her opinion, the killer not only reached their goal, but in the end, ruined the lives of his family forever and he cursed himself. However, he noted that during pre-trial detention of the defendant was offered various drugs, but she didn't want to accept them.

Calling Ortega "an evil and utterly unsafe narcissist and a complete failure", Kevin addressed Judge Gregory Carro.

In the wake of the tragedy, the Krims founded The Lulu & Leo Fund and Choose Creativity, an organization that offers parents and schools a curriculum based on 10 principles of creativity "that can help anyone thrive and build resiliency in all facets of their lives", according to its website.