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In a brief jailhouse interview, a former New York City nanny denied murdering two children who were in her care.

The New York Daily News visited Yoselyn Ortega inside Rikers Island Wednesday, where the 50-year-old is locked up after being charged in the gruesome murders of two-year-old Leo Krim, and his six-year-old sister Lucia.

“I didn’t do that,” Ortega told the paper of the killings. “Somebody else did.”

“My lawyer told me not to talk,” she also said, responding to a question of whether she loved little Leo and Lucia. “I’m not supposed to say anything.”

On October 25, 2012, police say Ortega killed the two children with a kitchen knife in a bathtub, before taking the blade to her own neck in a botched suicide attempt.

Marina Krim returned to the Upper West Side apartment with her three-year-old daughter, Nessie, shortly afterwards, finding the bodies of her eldest and youngest, and a bleeding Ortega nearby.

Ortega was taken to a hospital, where she was later charged in the children’s murders.

 

read the full article here – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/yoselyn-ortega-killer-nanny-rikers-island-krim-children-upper-west-side-_n_3435262.html?ncid=webmail2

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