'Heartbroken' Parents of Children Suspected Stabbed to Death by Nanny Try to Cope

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Even with Hurricane Sandy barreling towards the East Coast, it's hard not to think of the Krim family right now. Since the unimaginable happened to Marina and Kevin Krim, the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, not to mention the rest of the country, has been with them. New Yorkers have left flowers and heartfelt condolence notes and pictures of the children on the sidewalk, turning the outside of Krim's Upper West Side apartment into a makeshift memorial. As new details begin to emerge about what might have caused the Krim's nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, to go insane and allegedly stab their two young children to death, the Krims have taken refuge in a hotel and are coping as best they can. We're finally hearing a bit of how the parents are doing.

Kevin Krim, who oversees digital content at CNBC, has texted a handful of a friends a short update on their devastating situation. According to People, he wrote:

Thanks for your concern. Nessie woke up this morning and is doing fine. We're obviously heartbroken.

Nessie is their 3-year-old daughter, who Marina was out with at the time her two other children, 6-year-old Lucia, and 2-year-old Leo, were with the nanny.

Kevin, Marina and Nessie have reportedly been put up in a hotel by Kevin's employer and are there with family. Kevin's father has been reported as saying he doesn't know if the family will go back to the apartment, and reportedly Marina cried at the hospital where she was being sedated: "What are we going to do now? I'll never go back there again. They can have everything. I don't want anything."

Kevin's father told DNAInfo that Kevin had texted his sisters, saying that he cannot speak to his parents right now because "I'll just fall apart." He also said he has to "be strong" for his wife and surviving daughter.

Ugh, that just makes the pit in my stomach turn over, imagining what this family is going through right now.

One of the many horrible twists in this enormous tragedy is that the Krims had only moved to the city from San Francisco a few years ago and hired Ortega only a year ago.

It's small consolation, but it sounds like this is a close-knit family who at least have friends and family members and a sympathetic employer to lean on in this unbelievably horrific time. Additionally, perfect strangers (such as myself and so many people I know) cannot stop thinking about the Krims and what they are going through. This is truly a tragedy that has affected many hearts and minds.

Have you been thinking about the Krim family?


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kelti... kelticmom

I don't know why, but this story has affected me deeply. Maybe because I look at my four year old and can't imagine going through what that poor mother walked in on. If not for the remaining child, I would have wanted to lay down and die so I could be with them. She is most definitely in my prayers.

bills... billsfan1104

He cant talk to his own parents, but he can talk to DNAinfo?

bills... billsfan1104

Never minds I reread it. My apologizes.

nonmember avatar Emily

I feel so bad for this family, when I first read about this story I just started crying. I hate that this happened. I hate that there are people jumping up and down wanting to attack this mom for not being a stay at home mom, or finding some other reason to make what happened to them their fault. I know thee are so many other people who are sending their love and support in whatever way they can, and I am in with that crowd.

bills... billsfan1104

Emily, she was a stay at home mom. Dumb ass people are attacking her for having a nanny and staying at home. And that is a shame. No matter our opinions on her lifestyle, they never deversed this.

starl... starlighthippie

I wish I could give her her babies back.

nonmember avatar erika

This story has haunted me like no other. I want to fly to NY and just hug Marina. My little 5 year old has gotten even more love hugs and attention lately. My heart just breaks knowing she will never hold and kiss their beautiful faces. My prayers are with the family and hopefully little Nessie can somehow ease some

nonmember avatar erika

This story has haunted me like no other. I want to fly to NY and just hug Marina. My little 5 year old has gotten even more love hugs and attention lately. My heart just breaks knowing she will never hold and kiss their beautiful faces. My prayers are with the family and hopefully little Nessie can somehow ease some pain and shift the focus. How dare anyone shed a negative comment, where is the compassion. God be with this family and help heal their hearts.

Mommi... MommietoJB

Theyve been in my thoughts and prayers since Ive heard. Marina Krim was a great mother she did nothing wrong, from reading pieces of her blog, she really loved her children they were her life. Its just so senseless, I cant imagine why things like this happen.

nonmember avatar Zee

I can't stop thinking about this story. It has also affected me deeply. I can't imagine what this family must be going through. And I can't believe how heartless people are. How can you attack someone who has been such a terrible thing for having a nanny? It's not their fault. This is an unbelievable tragedy. Truly my thoughts and prayers go out to them.

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