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Nanny Yoselyn Ortega indicted on Krim murder charges

A nanny has been indicted for the murders of Lucia Krim, 6, and her brother, Leo, 2, in their New York apartment.

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Nanny Yoselyn Ortega has been charged with the murders of Lucia, 6, and her brother, Leo, 2. (Facebook)

The nanny accused of stabbing to death the two Krim children has been indicted on four counts of murder.

The New York Times reported court records released on Tuesday detail the alleged facts of the case.

The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, allegedly stabbed Lucia Krim, 6, and her brother, 2, in the bathtub of their Upper West Side apartment on October 25.

More at GlobalPost: Krim murder motive: Nanny was angry she had to do housework and care for children.

As their mother, Marina Krim, walked into the bathroom, Ortega allegedly slashed her own throat with a kitchen knife.

She remains in hospital, but during a police interview she allegedly told officers she was angry and resentful of the Krims.

The New York Daily News reported Ortega faces two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder in the children’s killings, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Her arraignment on the murder charges is expected to take place via a video link to State Supreme Court in Manhattan, and there is speculation it could be as early as next Wednesday. 

The 50-year-old faces life in prison if convicted.

Her lawyer, Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg, did not return calls from the media.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121114/nanny-yoselyn-ortega-indicted-krim-murder-charge