NYC nanny found fit for murder trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City nanny charged with stabbing two small children to death has been found fit for trial.

Yoselyn (YOH’-sih-lihn) Ortega appeared in Manhattan state Supreme Court on Friday. She has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Her lawyer is challenging the results of her mental exam.

Police say they found Ortega last October in the bathroom of her employer’s apartment on the city’s Upper West Side. The bodies of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, were nearby in a pool of blood.

Ortega was hospitalized with stab wounds that police say were self-inflicted.

Her sister has said Ortega loved the children and is a peaceful woman.

Her next court date is May 6. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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