Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny who allegedly stabbed two of her charges while watching them last fall, was declared to be mentally sound enough to stand trial. Manhattan judge Gregory Carro said, "Both psychiatrists find the defendant can in a meaningful way assist in her own defense and have found her fit to proceed to trial."
On October 25, 2012, Marina Krim had returned to her Upper West Side home with daughter Nessie, because Ortega didn't bring Krim's other children, 6-year-old Lulu and 2-year-old Leo, to a class. Krim entered her darkened apartment and found Lulu and Leo stabbed in the bathtub, with Ortega apparently trying to stab herself. The children both died while Ortega survived her wounds and was charged with murder.
Ortega, who was reportedly frustrated over wages (she was paid $18/hour), has pleaded not guilty. Her lawyer, who has described Ortega as "pathetic," will challenge the decision in a process that could take months.