'Killer Nanny' Yoselyn Ortega Appears in Court & She Looks Like a Different Person (VIDEO)

It's been awhile since we've seen anything from Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny who is accused of killing two children, Lucia and Leo Krim, who were under her care. But she briefly appeared in court today for a hearing about her psychological evaluation. The accused nanny kept her head down and apparently glanced nervously at photographers. She was wearing a gray jumpsuit, glasses, had her hair in braided pigtails, and looked much older and more haggard than the photos we've become accustomed to seeing of her. She also had a large scar on her neck, from where she tried to kill herself with a knife. The Krim parents didn't attend the hearing.

The judge was unhappy with how long Ortega's psychological evaluation was taking, but her lawyer explained that her team has to read through 6,000 pages of medical records, starting from even before she allegedly killed the children. Ortega has been living in Elmhurst Hospital in a psychiatric facility.

Ortega was in the hospital for weeks after she tried to kill herself, and surely being in a psych ward is no fun, but Ortega looks like she's aged a decade since the killings. I hope this means they are weighing heavily on her mind. No "reason" has come out about why Ortega may have killed two innocent children except that possibly she wasn't getting along with the Krim family, and that she was suffering stress over financial issues. It's still a huge leap from that to stabbing two young trusting souls to death.

She had nothing to gain from these murders -- and everything to lose. It does seem like her mind just snapped. Still ... it's hard to fathom. How does someone go from being seemingly a competent caretaker one minute to a knife-wielding child killer the next? It boggles the mind.

It will be interesting to see what comes out at trial. Meanwhile, Ortega's appearance seems to indicate a lot is on her conscience.

Do you think Yoselyn is insane and should be kept in a mental facility?

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worki... workingmama86

To kill two innocent children, I would think you'd have to be insane. So yes, I do think she needs to be confined in a psych ward for the rest of her life. She's obviously mentally ill. 

lovem... lovemyson1224

Mentally ill doesn't mean you don't know right from wrong. If she did this in retaliation for not getting a raise and they can prove she was lucid during the attack she needs to be in prison.

JustW... JustWow888

Her conscience disappeared the second she picked up that knife. She will pay for her evil smh

momma... mommasaid928

Let me speak as both a mother and a staff member at a psych ward. That's to good for her. However as a Christian I'm obligated to hate the sin, not the sinner. I'll pray for her, but whatever God deals her when she's gone from this world, she'll most certainly deserve.......

twili... twilightsbella

Yes i do think shes insane but needs to be in prison and let the inmates get her

Shawna Mathews

I have to say that if she was angry over finances and the parents because they wouldn't give her a raise then she knew what she was doing, therefore she should be in jail, preferably death row.

nonmember avatar SassyGal

She has been asking that the case not be made public from the beginning. And now we learn that she's glancing nervously at reporters? I think this tells us two things. She WAS in her right mind when she vengefully killed the children, and her shame is eating her alive (how many 50 year old women do you know who look 80?) And she should feel ashamed. Those poor sweet babies!

nonmember avatar SassyGal

She has been asking that the case not be made public from the beginning. And now we learn that she's glancing nervously at reporters? I think this tells us two things. She WAS in her right mind when she vengefully killed the children, and her shame is eating her alive (how many 50 year old women do you know who look 80?) And she should feel ashamed. Those poor sweet babies!

nonmember avatar Imogen

I don't know how someone could care lovingly for young children for two years and then suddenly kill them without some form of mental illness. Not to say she should not be convicted of the crime, but clearly something was not right here.

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