55-year-old Yoselyn Ortega was the Upper West Side babysitter of the Krim’s two children, 6-year-old Lulu and 2-year-old Leo. Yoselyn Ortega has been accused of killing the children after suffering what is being called a “mental break.” In October 2012, the children’s mother went to pick up young Lulu at her dance class, only to discover she wasn’t there. She returned home to find the bodies of Lulu and Leo in the bathtub, stabbed to death. When the mother turned to Ortega, the babysitter stabbed herself in the neck.
Almost 6 years after the murders, Ortega’s trial has finally begun and more information is being brought to the light every day. Ortega has plead guilty to the crimes by reason of insanity, and is hoping to avoid life in prison for the brutal murders. As such, they’ve been calling on the friends and family of Ortega for their opinion on her mental state at the time of the murders.
Ortega’s 60-year-old sister, Delci Ortega, believes that she may have even been possessed by the devil. The normally happy woman had become withdrawn, and claimed to have been hearing voices. Ten days before the children’s murder, Ortega claimed to see the ghost of a “black man” during mass.
Miladys Garcia, her older sister, has even gone so far as to blame the Krim parents for the murders of their children. According to Miladys, they should have spotted something was off about their nanny and given her a vacation. She blames the parents for not having spotted her behavior was off when so many of Ortega’s friends and family had noticed.
According to Miladys, Ortega “had become something evil” on the day that she murdered the children. Ortega had been “gnashing” her teeth on the receiver, not even five hours before the murder. For weeks before the murder, she had been babbling about the “black man” who wanted to “seperate the families.”
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