Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega will be facing trial for the murders of six-year-old Lucia Krim and her two-year-old brother Leo. Ortega has been indicted for the Saturday, October 27, killings.
According to court records released on Tuesday, November 13, a grand jury voted to indict 50-year-old Dominican Republic-born Ortega.
She is charged on four counts – two for first-degree and other two for second-degree murder, DNA Info informs. Her Supreme Court arraignment hearing has not been scheduled yet, but sources claim she might be cited on Wednesday.
The nanny remains hospitalized in the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, following stab wounds to her neck. As we reported last month, she was found lying next to the bodies of the two Krim children, in the West 75th Street apartment where she worked.
Ortega was unconscious, and police believe the wounds she suffered were self-inflicted, possibly in a murder-suicide attempt. Lucia and Leo were found in a pool of blood in the bathtub by Marina Krim, a stay-at-home mom who ran a blog documenting her children's lives, and posting pictures of them as they grew up.
Mrs. Krim came home at around 5:30 p.m., and only went into the bathroom to stumble upon the tragic scene as she noticed all the lights in the house were turned off. Her 3-year-old daughter Nessie was with her the evening she found the bodies.
The nanny suffered life-threatening injuries, and remained in a medically induced for coma several days after the incident. She was interviewed by the police when she got out of coma, and official charges were made.
She had been with the Krim family for two and a half years, and mother Marina had written about her being just like a member of the family. However, neighbors and family described how the nanny was going increasingly discontent with her job. Ortega worked 12 hours every day, and she was experiencing financial troubles.