Remember Yoselyn Ortega? The 52-year-old New York nanny who is undergoing trial for the brutal 2012 murders of two children under her care has said sorry for what she had done. According to ABC News, Ortega, who has pleaded not guilty for her crime, deeply regrets her actions. Yoselyn Ortega is accused of killing 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim on October 25, 2012 in the bathtub of their home. There was nobody at home when the gruesome incident took place. The mother of the two children had gone out to pick up her third child from a swimming lesson when the murders took place.
“Oh my God, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I’ve done. Relieve me of my misery,” Ortega is told to have said whilst in court.
After killing the two children, Yoselyn attempted suicide by cutting her throat – but was not successful. According to court papers, the six-year-old girl did attempt to fight back Yoselyn – but was brutally stabbed to death. The little boy was killed next, using another knife. These documents were part of exhibits filed by Yoselyn’s defense attorney Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg. Ortega also had two demands – both of which were rejected by Justice Gregory Carro. Yoselyn apparently wanted the prosecutor to be dropped from the case. She also wanted news media to be barred from the upcoming court hearing. Her attorney also claimed that Ortega in her current state cannot “understand her case” and that she is delusional because of her injuries. The judge however overruled this claim and found Yoselyn Ortega fit for trial.
While the media did cover this case religiously for the past two years, Yoselyn Ortega’s statements have never been made public prior to this.
As for the reason behind the children being killed, she claimed that she committed the crime in a fit of rage because she was angry with the parents of the children. Yoselyn claimed that she was facing financial issues at home and that her employers were stressing her out by constantly changing her schedule, making her do more work, and in one instance, making her miss an appointment with a psychiatrist.
“I had to do everything and take care of the kids. God forgive me, so many things they made me do. Pray for me,” Yoselyn quipped.
The parents of the two children later announced the birth of a baby boy in 2013. The family, who had not spoken about the killings publicly, last year revealed how badly they miss their older children
“We are just heartbroken,” Kevin Krim, the father of the two children said. “But they inspire us every day as well. Their lives give us a purpose.”
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