Upper West Side nanny to be sentenced in killing of 2 children

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It provided a much-needed measure of relief for the parents of 6-year-old Lulu and 2-year-old Leo Krim, who were savagely slain in the bathroom of their Upper West Side home on October 25, 2012, while the mom was at a swim class with their middle sibling Nessie, then 3.

Ortega had been working for the Krim family for almost two years when she took the children to the back bathroom of their apartment and killed them.

Marina Krim, 41, went a step further, and called out the "evil defendant" and her "entire family of bad, unethical people".

She said Ortega has shown no remorse, and no one in her family has ever said they were sorry for the children's slayings. Their father was out of town.

The nanny's lawyer had argued that Ortega was mentally sick and could not be held liable for the youngsters's deaths.

"We could not find a strongly credible proof that the defendant was not aware and able to recognize what was going on", Curtis said.

"The defendant's son, Jesus Frias, sat in front of a traumatized jury, winking and grinning at the jury members as if it were some kind of reality TV show he wants to win", the mom said.

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"It is so unfair that they are gone, unfair to us, unfair to the world", said Mr Krim. "We'll miss them all our lives". She cried and asked for forgiveness from the family of Kim.

When Marina opened the bathroom door, Ortega, who had slit her wrists earlier, stuck a knife into her own throat.

But Judge Carro was having none of it, noting that she had steadfastly refused to apologize since her 2012 heinous crime and calling her case "pure evil".

"First I see Lulu and I instantly know she's dead", Krim testified at Ortega's trial.

"As Nessie grows up, she will be asking Kevin and me deep, unanswerable questions about life that most parents avoid talking about with their kids", Marina Krim said.

At Ortega's trial, Kevin Krim, who had been on a business trip and received news of the children's deaths when his plane landed, spoke of walking down a long hallway at the hospital where he saw their bodies. Her attorney claimed she had hallucinated an order from the devil "to kill the himself and children". Ortega, who's from the Dominican Republic, had been recommended by her sister, a nanny for another NY family, and her background and references were faked by her family. The two children had been stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, reports The New York Times.

Ortega had worked for the Krims for some two years before she killed their babies.

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