Nanny Accused of Stabbing Two Kids Awake and Talking…But Not About Murder


Yoselyn Ortega, the woman accused of murdering two children she was caring for, woke up in the hospital yesterday and is “talking a little,” reports the New York Post. Ortega — who broke a vertebrae in her attempt to commit suicide, has undergone surgery, and is still intubated — lives in Harlem with her 17-year-old son, her sister, and her niece, and though she asked about her family, she did not answer questions about the deaths of Lucia Krim, 6, and brother Leo, 2:

Ortega, 50, has lawyered up and won’t answer questions, said one source. She did speak to her doctor and “asked about her family,” the source said.

She has not yet been charged; a police official explains: “We wouldn’t charge a hospitalized suspect under these circumstances until an interview was conducted after consulting with doctors on the subject’s condition.”

[NY Post, Newser]

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