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
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)

(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!'"

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Oct 26, 2012 12:42 PM CDT
It appalls me how many tasteless and insensitive comments appear about a human tragedy! People who do that are just like their comments, it seems to me. There is no excuse for such lack of feeling and insight into what they are doing.
Oct 26, 2012 12:05 PM CDT
its disgusting reading comments here...everyone wants to be a smartass hidden behind screen names. There's nothing to be said here besides sympathies for this family and may the kids rest in peace.
Oct 26, 2012 9:35 AM CDT
meh. Sometimes this happens, when you pop out babies expecting that someone else will raise them for you. If three is too many to raise without help, why not have one fewer, or two, or three fewer? OH, they DO have two fewer....woops.