Nanny faces stabbing murder charges

Police in New York City have charged a nanny with murder in the stabbing deaths of two children last month.

Police in New York City have charged a nanny with murder in the stabbing deaths of two children last month.

Officers were able to interview Yoselyn Ortega, 50, as she continues to recover from self-inflicted stab wounds.

They charged her in her hospital bed on Saturday night with two counts each of first- and second-degree murder.

Police say that Ms Ortega fatally stabbed Lucia Krim, six, and her one-year-old brother Leo on October 25 in the children’s Upper West Side apartment. She then stabbed herself.

A third sibling was with their mother when the killings happened. The mother returned home to discover her children dead and Ms Ortega bleeding.

Ms Ortega remains hospitalised under police guard.

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