The nanny accused of brutally murdering two small children in a bathtub in their Upper West Side home in 2012 apologized for the slayings while also blaming the children's parents, newly released court documents reveal. "You don't know what they made me do. You don't know what that lady did," Yoselyn Ortega, 52, said from a hospital bed at New York-Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center after allegedly stabbing Lulu Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, in the bathroom of their West 75th Street apartment on October 25th, 2012.
Ortega previously told investigators she was frustrated over wages (she was paid $18/hour). "I had to do everything and take care of the kids," she said, according to court documents. "I worked as a babysitter and she wanted me to do everything."
Ortega, who attempted to slit her own throat after stabbing the children, allegedly told investigators that Lucia tried to fight back during the ordeal. A few weeks after the incident, while still in the hospital, Ortega reportedly apologized to an NYPD guard: "Oh my God, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I’ve done. Relieve me of my misery," she said.
Last year, Ortega made her first public statement since the gruesome slaying occurred, saying, "I didn't do it. Someone else did," without going into detail about who that might be. Ortega, who is facing life in prison, was found mentally fit to stand for trial, but her lawyers are planning to use a psychiatric defense.
Parents Marina and Kevin Krim announced the birth of a baby boy last October.