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Marina Krim’s nanny Yoselyn Ortega pleads not guilty to murder. Declines to speak…

Lulu Krim
6 year old Lulu Krim who was murdered along with her 2 year old brother Leo Krim purportedly at the hands of Yoselyn Ortega.


Lulu Krim
6 year old Lulu Krim who was murdered along with her 2 year old brother Leo Krim purportedly at the hands of Yoselyn Ortega.

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It is being reported that the nanny said to have murdered the two children of Marina and Kevin Krim, 6 year old Lulu Krim and 2 year old Leo Krim, Yoselyn Ortega has today from her hospital bed entered a plea of not guilty pursuant to charges of first and second degree murder levied  against her following the horrific deaths of the children at the Krim family Upper West Side NYC apartment.

Handcuffed to her hospital bed and wearing a blue hair net, Ortega entered the not guilty plea through her attorney, Valerie Leer-Greenberg. According to witnesses present, Ortega appeared alert but declined an opportunity to speak during the 10-minute hearing.

Authorities say on the evening of the murders, October 25th, the children’s mother, Marina Krim, returned home from a swimming lesson with her 3-year-old daughter, Nessie Krim to find Ms. Ortega in the bathroom stabbing herself in the throat and her two other two children — Lucia Krim and Leo Krim, — in the bathtub dying from knife wounds.

Suffering self inflicted wounds after a failed suicide attempt, Ortega went on to later regale from her hospital bed where she has been recuperating how she resented the Krim family with regards to their treatment of her, expressing outragethat they had denigrated her by offering her extra work as a cleaner after having come clean to the financial pressures she was undergone in her personal life.

Friends and relatives of the Krim family have countered that the family was if anything supportive and sensitive to the needs of Ortega and had attempted to assist her in the best possible way that they could, even at one point introducing her to another family who declined to take her on for nanny duties on account that they found her demeanor sour.

It is also understood that the Krims earlier this year accompanied Ortega to her homeland of the Dominican Republic where the Krim family ingratiated themselves with Ortega’s family. A blog that Marina Krim kept expressed how they perceived Ortega as family.

Also throwing contention into the mix is Ortega’s assertion that although Lulu Krim resisted the perpetrator of her mortal wounds is the disclosure that she had not been the one to perpetrate the murders leading some to wonder if there was someone else involved or if this was just Ortega’s attempt to mitigate responsibility for the brazen murders of the Krim family children?

The case has to date gone on to ignite a flurry of back and throe considerations of the rigors of being a NY nanny and what may in the end may have set Ortega off and if in fact Marina Krim could have done more. Nevertheless the overwhelming sentiment is that the murders under no circumstances should have taken place irrespective of the perception of slight at the hands of her employer, Marina Krim.

Adding to the tragedy is the fact that it was said that prior to the tragedy friends and family of Ortega had noticed signs of her unravelling both physically and psychologically, with many suggesting she was a walking time bomb whilst others hold the view that she is the devil incarnate.

At present a judge ordered Ortega held without bail while she undergoes psychiatric exam. A court date was set for Jan. 16.


Commented one reader this morning that best captures the over arching sentiment of this horrific case is the following:

Mrs. Krim probably felt sorry for Ortega and wouldn’t fire her!! No good deed goes unpunished. This women was mentally ill. People in the building said she stopped talking to others and not even making eye contact. Obviously, if Ortega was angry at the Krims, why hurt the children that she must have loved? She is sick in the head. I don’t even know how the Krims will EVER go forward in their lives. I’ve thought about them so much since this happened and the horrific pain that will never leave their hearts. they need prayers so they can raise their one child and continue with life.

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  1. She has a degree in accounting. If she wanted more money she could get a 9 to 5 job. Not a part time babysitting job. Her sense of entitlement is disgusting. You don’t kill two innocent children because you are too lazy to work full time and too good to do housework. I worked three jobs in order to make ends meet. I didn’t expect someone else to pay me double a competitive wage because I felt entitled. Hope she doesn’t get a Casey Anthony trial and I hope she rots in prison then in he’ll

  2. I guarantee the people defending her are her family. No one else would ever think those things. Her family has to be as insane as she is to defend her

  3. OMG, are you SERIOUSLY saying Marina Krim did this crime? You are copmpletely NUTS!!! She was not even in the building and went back to the apartment with the super of the building, who then also witnessed Ortega stabbing herself. PLEASE SPARE US ALL YOUR SENSELESS GARBAGE. Ortega is a cold hearted bitch who was caught red-handed after murdering two children and tried to kill herself (unfortunately didn’t suceed). Ortega had no remorse other than to say Marina didn’t say good bye to her and that she wanted more money. She (Ortega) admitted to hurting the children. Police were shocked by how she showed NO REMORSE and just spoke about herself and aked about her own family – who by the way, she f*cked her own son over bigtime. Her statement that “Marina knows what happened…” means NOTHING other than what a twisted ridiculously wretched pathetic sociopath she is, looking to blame the mother for her twisted act. I’m not saying that Marina was a saint to work for but she did not murder her own children. UGH, Your post is the wackiest one I’ve seen yet – you need serious help if you actually believe the sh*t you wrote. This is no conspiracy theory – Ortega is a cold hearted killer of two defenseless children. PERIOD. If Marina treated her so poorly, why didn’t she try to kill her (Marina)? Oh sorry… that would mean the stupid c*nt would have to pick on someone her own size. And she knew she probably wouldn’t suceed in hurting Marina any other way – at least not nearly as much as killing her children would.
    What can Marina say at this point? There is nothing she needs to say to the media and if you took one look at the actual pictures of anguish on that woman’s face in teh back of teh ambulance (which actually was in poort taste for the media to post but it really says it all) there is NO WAY she was part of murdering her own kids. She’s probably just trying to piece her life together and explain to her 3 year old why she’s not able to play with her brother and sister.
    Really, your post is disgusting in its accusations against the mother. What f*cking soap operas are you watching? Get a life and have a heart – shame on you!!

  4. If I were on a jury, this would just serve as evidence AGAINST any potential insanity plea. It supports the argument that Ortega was a cold, calculated killer and was taking revenge for some perceived wrong-doing. So thanks for sharing information that supports a 1st degree murder indictment, IntheKnow. I’ll be looking forward to watching this woman spend the rest of her life in jail.

  5. Yeah… like the media tells you EVERYTHING you need to know about what happened…. yeah right. Maybe some of us might want to take a look at the string of murderer mothers before we just pass judgement. It doesn’t take a genius that a sane mother would not take the life of her children… Is the mother sane? Do we know for sure or are we just going to go with what the media provides us? How about her relationship with the father? How was that going prior to the event? So they move from already expensive SF to NYC (even more expensive). Clearly this places inordinate stress on any well-meaning mother not to mention budgetary strains associated with maintaining a lifestyle. AND, of course, he’s on the road… who’s to say there was nothing to that? Back to ol’ SF to boot… now why SF in the first place and why did it seem to sound like he was gone for some time? What if… for example, he was not as faithful (mind you this line of questioning could come up in court). Would not that jealousy then wreak havoc on an already fragile disposition? Let’s say the nanny was bearing the brunt of the results of Marina’s anxiety about the move, the budget, her relationship with her husband? That would explain the nanny’s own disposition. All the while her working situation is crumbling whilst her employer is falling apart emotionally and making extra demands of her. Sounds like a pressure cooker situation waiting to explode. (I guess it did, given they apparently argued violently the day before…) Now then, turn the tables, and say “in a fit of rage” (I suppose we can liken that to temporary insanity), the mother loses it and decides to take it out on her kids, to get back at her husband (implied infidelity)… She could have knocked the nanny out in her rage while the nanny was trying to protect the kids. (Remember one of the first words out of the nanny’s mouth was… “Marina knows what happened.”) And now that the nanny has come to, the mother has refused to address the allegations. Silence? If somebody implied that I did the same to my kids and I didn’t, I’d address that right away with a resounding no. And finally… how many people do you know who commit suicide by slicing their own throat? I believe we typically see murderers slitting OTHER people’s throats…

  6. Wow! I can’t believe that there are actually people out there defending and trying to find excuses for a cold blooded child killer!

  7. AGREE, AGREE, AGREE!!!! There are absolutely no excuses to kill children! Even if she was treated as a slave, or a dog or whatever, killing innocent children is devil! I don’t care if she was suffering from any mental illness, she needs to be hanged so she can burn in hell forever!!!!

  8. Oh SHUT UP “inTheKnow”. You are a piece of garbage just like Ortega! I have seen your comments elsewhere and they are DISGUSTING. Stop inventing excuses for that evil human being. She had the choice to leave her job if she didn’t like it, and plenty of other nannies would have been GRATEFUL to replace her. She slaughtered two innocent defenseless children and you are attacking their parents? You are a heartless, bitter, jealous, entitled loser.

  9. Absolutely agree! There is NOTHING that can ever convince me that Ortega is justified IN THE LEAST and it is RIDICULOUS that some people think blaming the Krims for her meltdown is acceptable. Even if Marina used the “N” word, give me a break!!! That’s what people think is justification for this heinous crime? I have a few other words/names for Ortega: the hidious b*tch,c*nt, monster!!!

    Ortega is an adult and she BRUTALLY MURDERED two innocent children who had no means of defending themselves because she was angry at their mother/parents. We have to keep the ABSOLUTE BRUTALITY of this act in mind here. Bad enough she killed the children, but the WAY she did it was even beyond that. Those children, especially the 6 year old who fought for her life, were killed in on the most painful ways imaginable. Ortega could have walked out, etc., etc., committed suicide on her own time if that’s how bad her life became. In fact, although I would love to see her incarcerated for the rest of her life, I wish she finished the job on herself that night.

    The ONLY mistake that the Krims made was that they kept making excuses for Ortega because they probably thought the kids and her were attached to each other and they didn’t know what she was capable of. I’m sure Marina Krim felt like firing her several times but just didn’t do it because she felt sorry for her. Why Marina left Ortega with the kids that one night is a bit beyond me after such a horrible fight, and she should have fired her that day. I can only guess that it’s because she felt obligated toward Nessie to take her to her scheduled swim meet, and her husband was still out of town, etc. I bet you Ortega knew she was aboutto be fired, possibly on Friday after the father got home Thursday night and heard about everything. That decision to keep Ortega on one more day will haunt Marina for the rest of her life. It’s so sad but how could she expect Ortega would murder her two babies when she steps out for an hour??

    Ortega has NO EXCUSES. She may have her reasons but they are the reasons of a sick, demented, twisted woman who had options and didn’t have to choose to kill innocent children. She planned it knowing that she only had that 30 mins/hour to do her dirty work. She was “sane” enough to carry out her plan. End of story, let’s prosecute her to the full extent of the law. My deepest sympathy is with the Krims and will NEVER be with Ortega. She deserves nothing.

  10. …I don’t know all the details of the relationship between the Krims and Ortega, but killing brutally 2 innocent children is beyond anything….Ortega is an excuse for a human being, a cold blooded child murderer…
    And who are you to judge the Krim family? Taking Ortega’s side it’s says a lot about the person you are…what would you do if those children were yours?

  11. I totally AGREE with you…I never stopped thinking about the last moment’s of those 2 beautiful, innocent children’s lives…it’s devastating…and for the parents, especially for Marina who found her babies at that horrific scene, it will be impossible to ever find peace, thinking how much Lulu and Leo have suffered…
    There will never be justice in this case, as whatever punishment Ortega gets it will never be even close to what she has done to those little angels…she is a low life retarded child killer with no remorse and she should be hanged…

  12. I have been following this story from the day I heard about it on oct 25. I am a mother of 2 young boys and I don’t know how anyone can ever do this to children! Especially when they are a mother themselves! What those poor kids endured during Their attack will haunt marina for the rest of her life. She tried to help this nanny. The krims have every right to spend their money how they want, they don’t owe nothing to this nanny. If she really needed the money she should have taken the extra hours. She obviously is a cold hearted devil! I wish her pain, suffering! I hope there are so she and her family have to deal with the backlash that for the rest of their pathetic lives is in misery from all the hatred they get! Nobody in the right mind would ever want to date or ever marry Ortega son… Whose mother is a child killer! Justice will never be served even if she goes to jail for the rest of her life! Jail a place she will never have financial worries again ( since her room n board is paid for by us tax payers) nor does she have to worry about medical costs/ healthcare cuz once again we pay for that shit also! We’re gunna pay for her to eat, sleep and socialize behind bars! Great justice system! I don’t know how the krims will be able to move on! It truly breaks my heart. Marina is in my prayers everyday. If this were a different country , it’d be an eye for an eye! Pain and suffer Ortega! U need to go to hell devil !

  13. I pray Ortega feels the same pain she brought upon those two innocent kids! How would she feel if someone brutally stabbed to death her so ! Karma so needs to come around and hit her hard!

  14. As Karen above said, it’s a formality at this point. She may try to plead insanity, but insanity is very difficult to prove. Or she may eventually plead guilty in a deal with the prosecution to avoid a trial, which would no doubt be extremely hard on the parents. It’s just too bad she didn’t succeed at killing herself.

  15. You are full of $*%&, KnowNothing – either an Ortega family member or just someone looking to stir the pot. I read elsewhere that the Krims paid Ortega the going rate in NYC for a nanny, and CREDIBLE sources have said they treated her well. Even if they didn’t, she had the choice to leave their employment. Ditto if she wasn’t earning enough to cover her expenses. To that end, what was her son doing in a private school in NYC if she had no money?? The Krims have every right to spend THEIR money as they see fit. They had no obligation to take care of Ortega; that was HER responsibility. She was their employee, not their minor child! Unbelievable…Ortega should have been thankful for the opportunity to earn extra cash since she needed it. Instead, she did something so unthinkable, so horrific that there are NO excuses or mitigating factors. Only someone who is truly and purely evil could stab a six-year-old and a two-year-old to death. PERIOD.

  16. She resented them because of money issues, yet Yoselyn had enough to send her son to private school? What a complete and utter joke and waste of life that Yoselyn Ortega is. A lot of people cut back and certainly don’t have their kids in private schools, yet she felt that the Krim family “owed” her because they were better off financially? Burn baby BURN!

  17. NOT Guilty ??? How is this possible…she is a monster, no remorse, at least do the right thing and spare those parents and the world from going through the trial to hear the horrific details about the last moments of 2 beautiful, innocent children’s lives…incredible…Ortega is a low life pathetic child killer and she should get the death penalty…

  18. Marina Krim treated this woman terribly. She called her a “n____” the night before the murders, refused to give her a raise outright despite knowing the nanny was in desperate need (living in poverty in Harlem with 8 other people) and constantly threatened her with being fired. They paid her a pittance (her income supported 2 people and the Krims KNEW that) to care for their “precious” children while they pissed money away on frivolities. None of the above excuses murder, of course, but abuse and exploitation take it’s toll. How could the Krims not notice what EVERYONE else in the bldg did- that the nanny was struggling with severe depression? BECAUSE THEY ARE SO SELF-INVOLVED and lack empathy, even for the care-giver of their kids. Ms Ortega asked them for a loan to care for her own child and they refused, instead offering her 5 hours of additional housework! Meanwhile, she watched their spoiled, entitled brats run all over UWS shopping and taking “classes” while she and her son languished. I’m an insider and not surprised that this happened, only surprised that it doesn’t happen more often

  19. It is just a formality. She couldn’t plea guilty at this stage as she is still hospitalized and has not been evaluated. I would be surprised if this went to trial without a gullty plea.

  20. Really not guilty? Wish we had the death penalty for this child murderer who is not even showing any remorse for what she did. I hope she rots in hell !

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