May 14, 2018 |
A nanny convicted of killing two Upper West Side children in her care will spend the rest of her life in prison, prosecutors said Monday.
Yoselyn Ortega, 56, was sentenced to serve life in prison Monday for the 2012 murders of 2-year-old Leo Krim and 6-year-old Lucia Krim, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced. Ortega was convicted of two counts of first- and second-degree murder in April.
"Five years ago Yoselyn Ortega stole Leo and Lulu Krim from their parents, their siblings, and our Manhattan community. Leo and Lulu will never live the lives that laid ahead of them, and now their remorseless killer will live the rest of her life in prison," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., said in a statement.
The conviction came after a trial where defense attorneys argued Ortega suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness but prosecutors said she killed the children out of jealousy for their mother, Marina Krim.