Nanny in Stabbing Case Awake, Talking
But Yoselyn Ortega not talking about the murders
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2012 12:58 PM CDT
Miladys Ortega shows a photograph of her sister, Yoselyn Ortega, front center, taken some time between 1985 and 1990, at her home in Santiago, Dominican Republic, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.   (AP Photo/Manuel Morel)

(Newser) – The nanny who allegedly murdered two of the children in her care is awake and talking, the New York Post reports. Yoselyn Ortega already has a lawyer and won’t answer investigators’ questions about the deaths of Lucia Krim, 6, and brother Leo, 2, one source says. But she did ask about her family, the source adds. Investigators have searched her apartment, which she shares with her teenage son, sister, and niece, but found no hint of a motive. Toxicology tests found Ortega was not under the influence of narcotics or alcohol at the time.

Ortega, who broke a vertebrae in her attempt to commit suicide, was still intubated yesterday. And as of yesterday, she had not been charged, since investigators had not been able to talk to her. “We wouldn’t charge a hospitalized suspect under these circumstances until an interview was conducted after consulting with doctors on the subject’s condition,” a police rep tells the AP. But investigators say they have much evidence, and there is very little doubt Ortega stabbed the two children. Click for more on the heartbreaking case.

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$28919642
Oct 30, 2012 9:55 AM CDT
It's gonna get weird if the Nanny starts pointing fingers at the Mother, & claiming she was attacked while trying to save the kids from the Mom. Wrap that sentence around your frontal lobes, children! After all, the Mother and the Nanny are the only two people who actually saw what happened. Granted, probably not the case, but still....
Doublewhiskeycoke
Oct 30, 2012 7:08 AM CDT
Funny how you see no sympathy whatsoever for this Spanish speaking woman, whereas there was plenty of people trying to explain the Aurora, Colorado mass murder and citing mental illness. Perfect paired example to show how much racism is in America. People on here were saying this punk white boy was schizophrenic, bi-polar, depressed and all this crap. And now you have some nut talking about a conspiracy to cover up a trillion dollar lawsuit of banks filed the same day. All people around here want is to discuss anything OTHER than the really issue of class and the class barriers to a decent life in America. Not saying this woman should have killed these kids but it must be hard for this stupid woman to care for some brats while their mother is sipping lattes and walking through central park. After taking shit from these rich white bastards she then has to take the train to her hovel in East Harlem. A home which she was probably hopelessly in debt for.
right2dave
Oct 29, 2012 7:54 PM CDT
Illegal?