Ortega, who's from the Dominican Republic, had been recommended by her sister, a nanny for another NY family, and her background and references were faked by her family. "It is right that she should live and rot and die in a metal case, like the ugly and dark shadow of Lulu and Leo's bright and shiny lights". "I wish my family had told them that I did not feel well", she said through a Spanish-English interpreter.
Marina Krim came home that day with her then-3-year-old daughter and opened her bathroom door to find "the bloodied, lifeless bodies of her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son ... their eyes open, covered in blood", according to Assistant District Attorney Courtney Groves. She argued she had been too mentally ill to understand what she was doing.
Krim had made plans to meet Ortega, who her children affectionately called Josie, at a dance class for Lucia at 5:30 p.m.
A New York City nanny who murdered two young children in her care is set to be sentenced Monday.
Yoselyn Ortega (YOH'-sih-lihn ohr-TAY'-guh) was convicted last month in the deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim and was sentenced Monday.
Ortega had been working for the family for almost two years when she brought the two siblings to the back bathroom of their Upper West Side apartment and stabbed them to death. "But she failed. What actually happened is the defendant destroyed her own family".
A jury in April found her guilty of murdering both children, which is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Prosecutors argued that Ortega was jealous of Marina Krim's life and lashed out in the worst way possible - at her children.
The mother of two children stabbed to death by their nanny at their New York City home says the nanny tried to destroy her family but failed.
Marina Krim and her husband, Kevin Krim, also placed blame on Ortega's family, saying they lied about her background and provided a fake reference to make her appear qualified for the job.
"It is so unfair that they are gone", the father said.
Yoselyn Ortega, 56, killed six-year-old Lucia and two-year-old Leo with a kitchen knife in the bathroom of their affluent Upper West Side apartment on October 25, 2012.
Ortega is from the Dominican Republic.