I know the Moderate Voice mainly covers political stories, but my heart is absolutely broken over the murders of two young children, Leo and Lucia Krim, ages two and six, at the hands of their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, in an Upper West Side apartment in New York City. Leo and Lulu are two of CNBC media executive Kevin Krim and his pediatrician wife Marina Krim’s kids. Yoselyn Ortega then slit her throat in a botched suicide attempt Thursday afternoon at the La Rochelle luxury apartment building on 75th Street. The mother of the children returned home at about 5:34 p.m. with another child and found Yoselyn Ortega, 50, in a pool of blood in the kitchen and her two youngest children, ages two and six, in the bathroom with several stab wounds to their bodies, the NY Post reports.
The children, Lulu and Leo, were rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital. The 50-year-old nanny was also taken to St. Luke’s with wounds to her neck and throat. The nanny, who has not yet been charged, was listed in critical but stable condition.
It was unclear where the children’s father — Kevin Krim, CNBC’s general manager of digital content — was when the kids were found. Police said Marina Krim discovered the bodies after she returned home from her 3-year-old daughter’s swimming practice.
The apartment was pitch-black and dead quiet, prompting Krim to go downstairs and ask a doorman if he saw the nanny leave with her kids, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. After the doorman said no, she went back upstairs, walked into the blood-spattered bathroom and started screaming. Source
My thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin and Marina Krim. Their lives will never be the same. This is such a tragedy and a travesty at the same time.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.