Cops: Nanny Stabs 2 Young Kids to Death in NYC

She then turns knife on herself

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 25, 2012 7:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – New York City cops are trying to piece together a horrific double-murder today: Police say a mother returned to her Upper West Side apartment to discover that two of her young children had been fatally stabbed in the bathtub by their nanny, report DNA Info and the Daily News. Most reports have the victims as a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl.

When the mother discovered the scene and ran screaming from the apartment, the nanny then apparently turned the knife on herself and is not expected to survive, reports the New York Times. "She was screaming at the top of her lungs," a resident says of the mother. "She was screaming, 'Help me! Help me!'"

New York Police Department's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Paul Brown responds to questions during a news conference Thursday about the stabbings.
New York Police Department's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Paul Brown responds to questions during a news conference Thursday about the stabbings.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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