An Upper West Side nanny stabs two children and tries to kill herself
An Upper West Side nanny is in police custody after stabbing a 1-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl and then slitting her throat.
NBC News reports that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the mother, Marina Krim, returned to her home on West 75th Street after going to swimming lessons with her 3-year-old child. The apartment was dark upon entering and the mother went to look for the children.
In a briefing on Thursday night Kelly told reporters, ”She goes downstairs to the lobby, assuming the nanny may have gone out with the children. She asks the doorman if in fact they have gone out, and he says ‘No.’ She goes back up, the apartment is dark, and she goes into the bathroom.”
It was then she discovered her children stabbed in the bathtub. Their names were Lucia and Leo Krim.
According to USA Today, the nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, was found near a knife and remained in the hospital as of Friday. No files have been charged yet but she is in police custody.
Kevin Krim, the children’s father, has been away on a business trip for his company CNBC.
The mother had a blog, Life with the Little Krim Kids, and it shows her as a devoted mother who adores her kids and is all about their observations and tricks. The blog is filled with pictures.
Neighbor Sandy Marcus said Krim left the building “inconsolable, hysterical, frantic.”