A former nanny convicted last month for the brutal murders of two New York City children has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Yoselyn Ortega is facing life in prison for the 2012 murders of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim. She had been working for the family almost two years when she brought the two children home to the back bathroom of their Upper West Side apartment in New York City.
She wept and apologized to the family.
Ortega is from the Dominican Republic.
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On Monday, mother Marina Krim, who found her children mortally wounded in their bathtub, told a judge that Ortega tried to destroy the Krim family but failed and instead had destroyed her own family. Krim says Ortega has shown no remorse and no one in her family has said sorry.
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.
Ortega's lawyer argued she was too mentally ill to know what she was doing.
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A NY jury found her guilty last month on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder.
Yoselyn Ortega (YOH'-sih-lihn ohr-TAY'-guh) is to be sentenced Monday following her conviction of murder last month in the 2012 deaths of Lucia and Leo Krim. Prosecutors said the motive was Ortega's mounting financial troubles and her deep resentment of the Krims.
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