The fear of letting strangers into your home and around your own children actualized into a very real nightmare in New York City when Yoselyn Ortega, the "killer nanny," murdered two children with a knife and stacked them in a tub while she babysat. On October 25, 2012, Marina Krim returned home to the Upper West Side apartment she shared with her husband and three children — only to find her nanny holding a knife, standing over the corpses of two of her children. The Yoselyn Ortega murders immediately became a sensation across New York City.
Nanny crimes are, unfortunately, far too common, thanks to the relative ease with which someone can get into the trade. Most nannies aren’t looking to do something awful to children, but for the percentage of nannies who do want to get up to no good once inside a home, they can be almost impossible to extricate from one's life. The murders committed by Yoselyn Ortega are truly brutal, and they're causing New York City reconsider its laws regarding tighter regulation of child care references and requiring paid family leave.
Yoselyn Ortega Murdered Two Children In Front Of Their Mother
The Nanny Tried To Kill Herself After Murdering The Children
The Nanny's Personal Life Was In Shambles
Ortega Used The Insanity Defense
The Victims' Mother Suffered A Breakdown Mid-Trial
The Prosecution Believed Ortega Planned The Whole Thing