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Madness or murder? Trial begins for nanny who killed 2 kids

Mar 01, 2018 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A defense lawyer says it was an act of madness. Prosecutors will begin trying to prove Thursday that it was murder.

Five years ago, Yoselyn Ortega, a trusted nanny to a well-to-do family, took two young children in her care into a bathroom at their Manhattan apartment, slaughtered them with a knife and then slit her own throat.

The killings of Leo Krim, 2, and Lucia Krim, 6, shocked New Yorkers, especially the thousands of parents who depend on loving nannies to take ...