crimes and misdemeanors

Nanny Accused of Stabbing Children Describes Issues With Family

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: People walk by flowers and messages that have been left in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Outside the Krim’s Upper West Side building. Photo: Spencer Platt/2012 Getty Images

Though Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of stabbing her two young charges to death on the Upper West Side, was said to be in a “catatonic state” after awaking from a medically induced coma, law enforcement sources tell the Post that she made a brief statement on Sunday. “She said something like, ‘I’m paid to watch the children, not clean up and do housework,’” said the source. “There was friction between her and the family.” She explained that she had taken on an extra five hours of housekeeping work to increase her paycheck. In the last month, Marina and Kevin Krim were concerned about her job performance, and “she was told that if she didn’t improve her work, she would be let go,” says the source.

Nanny of Slain Kids Describes Issues With Family