Alleged 'Killer Nanny' First Degree Murder Charge May Mean Life in Prison for Yoselyn Ortega

Krim family murdersThe Krim family murders of 6-year-old Lucia and 2-year-old Leo may finally get some resolution. Three weeks after those poor babies were found stabbed in the bathtub of their Upper West Side Manhattan apartment, their nanny Yoselyn Ortega has finally been indicted for the crime. She was charged with first degree murder, a shocking charge that carries with it life in prison if convicted.

We all want to know what happened in that apartment. We all want to know why someone would hurt such beautiful children and we are grasping at anything that makes "sense." She was jealous of the Krims! The mother did it to get back at her husband for an affair! The father's company wrote an article that made people angry and someone tried to get back at him by killing his kids!

They are all sensational, tabloid-esque headlines for a horrific crime that haunts most parents' worst nightmares. And they are all trying to explain the unexplainable.


If Ortega is found guilty, she can give 1,000 reasons why she did what she did, and even then, it won't make sense. Stabbing a 2-year-old in the neck (as she is accused of doing) will never make sense. No matter what the reason.

If she wanted more money, if she was jealous of Marina Krim, if she was having an affair. Not one of these things can explain murdering two children in cold blood. Nothing could. Even if she were innocent.

These two children -- healthy, happy, and thriving -- are now dead. Gone. Vanished from this Earth. There is no "reason" for that. Nothing can make sense of the utterly senseless.

Ortega has been indicted and a trial will commence at some point. She may or may not be found guilty. But no outcome will bring those kids back. Nothing will make this make sense.

It is so wrong, we need a new word for wrong. My heart, again, goes out to the Krim family. This is just unimaginable.

Do you ever think this could "make sense"?


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