A Manhattan mother, Marina Krim returned home last night to find to her horror her two year old son Leo and six year old daughter Lulu stabbed to death in the bathtub by their nanny who had also slit her own throat in an apparent bid at suicide.
Wondering why the nanny, 50 year old Yoselyn Ortega had failed to meet her with the two children for swimming lessons Mrs Krim returned to her $10 000 a month West 75th st apartment with her other daughter, three year old Nessie who was with her at the time to find her two other deceased children lying in pools of blood in the bathtub.
Said one neighbor Rima Starr: ‘There were bloodcurdling screams from a woman,’ There was some kind of screaming about, “You slit her throat!” ‘It was horrible.’
Upon returning to her West 75th residence and asking the doorman if he had seen the children Marina Krim proceeded to the family apartment only to find it entirely dark. Searching through each room for the whereabouts of her children it was only when she came to the bathroom, turned on the lights that she came across the grisly sight of her two stab riddled children lying unconscious in the bathtub. Nearby hunkered was Yoselyn Ortega with her throat and wrists slit in an apparent bid to take her own life.
Coming across the still breathing bodies of her two children, Marina Krim proceeded to scream at the top of her lungs for help whilst applying pressure to the nanny’s throat to temper the flow of blood pouring from her.
Nevertheless despite being rushed to the hospital Marina Krim’s two children died whilst Yoselyn Ortega this Friday morning has been reported to remain in a critical but stable condition. Marina Krim and Nessie for their part were also taken to hospital were Mrs Krim was sedated after witnessing the horrific scene.
Marina Krim, a former pediatrician and stay at home mother said to teach weekly art lessons to children and married to the children’s father, Kevin Krim a senior vice president and general manager at CNBC Digital, was met later that evening by her husband Mr Krim at the hospital after police collected him at the airport after returning from a business trip.
What is not understood at present is why Ms Ortega went on her stabbing rampage something that has taken the Krim family by complete surprise given how close the Krims were with Ms Ortega’s own family who the Krim family had even once spent 9 days with in the Dominican Republic where Ms Ortega originally heralds from.
Reflected Ms Ortega’s niece, Katherine Garcia: ‘She was acting kind of nervous lately.’
That said Katherine Garcia insisted Ms Ortega loved the children. As an aside Ms Ortega has no criminal history.
Police are currently further investigating the incident but one can only hazard what drove Yoselyn Ortega to commit such horrid act, was she on some medication, had there been a sense of slight between her and her employer, the Krim family recently, or was it her reacting to something that the children did that suddenly caused Ms Ortega to snap? Or was it just something unrelated to the Krims and Yoselyn Ortega reacting to grief or stress in her own personal life?
Of course one also hazards to wonder how the socio economic aspects of the Krim’s social standing may have also tempered the family nanny who one assumes was probably paid quite well but that too may have played a part in a sense of resentment against the well to do Krims. Then again why should a family’s social standing ever be a factor when an employee decides to do the unthinkable and murder a family’s most cherished beings, its children…?
Reflected some reader on the web: This is about a sick person who took the lives of two Innocent children. It has nothing to do with class warfare or working parents who want to make a good living to buy there family the American Dream. It¿s a horrible tragedy that is every parents nightmare. And my prayers are with them.
This one hit way too close to home. Right now my kids are being looked after at home by a nanny and my stomach turns just thinking about the immeasurable pain the family is going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Krims.
I am a mother of two, last night I cried, and cried some more. There truly are no words for this, this is completely devastating in the worst way possible. Kevin, Marina, Nessie, I am so sad and sorry that this has happened
this is awful, but could the nanny have been set up? i mean going on a limb here and wondering if someone was angry at the family, went in, did the business, and then offed the nanny and planted the item, is that thought pattern too far fatched?
i guess it seems unlikely to me that a nanny who had a steady job, (i would imagine the family paid well given the apartment, and job title listed, not all execs are total dicks, i would know my father was one) would just go bananas like this. doesn’t pass the logic test in my opinion
I am so sickened about last nights tragedy. I live in NYC also, this hits too close to home. As I drove my daughter up town to school this morning, I was crying for the parents, crying for the pain these two children endured.
My heart is just broken.
I am sick for this family.
My love and deepest condolences to them
Perhaps to gain a sense of the love Marina Krim had toward her children and ultimately the tragedy befallen on the Krim family the following entry in a blog Marina Krim kept might highlight the inexplicable feelings any parent would at present be undergoing as a result of last night’s acts:
“Life with the Little Krim Kids,” which has since been suspended. Her last entry, written mid-afternoon yesterday reads: “Leo speaks in the most adorable way possible. Firstly, he speaks super clearly, so you can understand every word is he is saying. And he does things like, “(I) want a fresh bagel” and “Dito (what he calls himself) wants cold milk” and most adorable of all, “No thank you” — he never uses “No” alone, it’s always paired with “thank you”.
via New York Post