Psychiatrist Says ‘Killer Nanny’ Heard Voices, Isn’t Fit to Stand Trial

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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2012 file photo, Photographs of the two children allegedly stabbed by their nanny are displayed alongside balloons and stuffed animals at memorial outside the apartment building were they lived in New York. Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny, has pleaded not guilty in the stabbing deaths of the two children. Ortega was arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at a hospital where she has been treated for self-inflicted stab wounds. Six-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, were killed Oct. 25 in their Upper West Side apartment. Their mother found them when she came home with the victims' 3-year-old sister. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Photo: Mary Altaffer

Contradicting two state psychiatrists, on Monday Dr. Karen Rosenbaum, a forensic psychiatrist called by the defense, testified that alleged "killer nanny" Yoselyn Ortega is not fit to stand trial. Rosenbaum interviewed Ortega in November, several weeks after the children in her care were stabbed to death. She said the nanny didn't know why she was handcuffed to her hospital bed, what she was charged with, or even what year it was. "When I asked if she wanted to live or die, she began to sob and said, 'I don't know,'" Rosenbaum testified. "She also had been hearing voices, saying we're going to kill a lot of people. Multiple voices — male and female — addressing her, who she didn't recognize."