Marina Krim whilst attending a charity event this past Saturday in the honor of her late children, Lulu and Leo Krim spoke of the heartfelt grief she has had to endure since the slaying of her two children at the hands of her former nanny, Yoselyn Ortega.
At the time the double murders of the Krim family’s two children, 4 year old Lulu and 2 year old Leo Krim at the hands of Ortega led to vicious debate as to the dialectics of master and servant dynamics here in NYC. Even now many still wonder whether it was an instance of the nanny being mistreated or negated especially in light of her deteriating personal situation? Many went on to also argue that the children’s deaths were the result of the maniacal behavior of a a deluded individual who had taken out her personal struggles on that of her employer, Marina Krim. Then were many who countered that Ortega was the devil incarnate itself…
During Saturday’s service, Marina Krim’s first public appearance where she spoke about the deaths of her two children (the Krim family have a surviving child, three year old Nessie Krim) Marina Krim went on to reflect how the loss of her children’s lives has ‘shattered her entire existence.’
Marina Krim went on to say that she ‘lost two of my best friends’ when she found her daughter Lulu and son Leo stabbed to death at the family’s Manhattan apartment last October.
Saturday’s event follows a ruling last week which found Yoselyn Ortega was found fit to stand trial in which she will face a jury for two counts of murder in the first degree and two counts of second degree murder. At the time of the children’s death, Ortega had unsuccessfully also tried to take her own life, an instance which saw her hospitilized for months to come.
Read Marina Krim: ‘Five months ago, on an ordinary October day in New York City, I lost two of my best friends, my six-year-old daughter Lulu and my two-year-old son Leo.
‘Nessie our middle child, just three years old at the time, became an only child. My entire existence was shattered.
‘My simple charming old life, from the moment I woke up till the moment I went to sleep, revolved around my kids and I was extremely proud of that.’
The event was in support of the Lulu & Leo Fund which they have set up to raise money for children’s education programs.
Continued in part Marina Krim’s letter: ‘Kids live in the present and we should too. My most magical moments with Lulu and Leo almost never involved material items.
‘It was the look of pride I would see on Lulu’s face when I would pick her up from art class. It was watching Leo’s deep brown curious eyes track a caterpillar in the grass.
‘My most important challenge is to remember and see the magic in the present every day.’
The upcoming trial of Yoselyn Ortega is once again sure to bring to the fore the charged emotions of the loss of life of two innocent children, even if some argue that the dynamics of the privileged few as opposed to the majority who struggle hand to foot also ought to bear weight as to how this crime could have come to pass.