Added Housework May Have Pushed Nanny to Kill

New York Post cites friction between her and parents

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – What was the spark that set off troubled nanny Yoselyn Ortega, who allegedly killed two children in her care last month? Five hours of paid housework their kids' parents asked her to do, according to anonymous sources in a New York Post exclusive. The Krims made the offer to Ortega in part because she was having money problems, but Ortega responded with anger. “She said something like, ‘I’m paid to watch the children, not clean up and do housework,’” according to one law-enforcement source.

Ortega also reportedly complained that the additional housework was interfering with her medical appointments. “There was friction between her and the family," said the source. Ortega talked only briefly from her hospital bed before she fell back under sedation. The Krims had been concerned about Ortega in the month before the killings, reportedly telling her that they would fire her if her work did not improve. Ortega will likely be arraigned in the hospital soon.

Yoselyn Ortega, the troubled nanny who allegedly killed two children in her care, has reportedly blamed a request to do housework.
Yoselyn Ortega, the troubled nanny who allegedly killed two children in her care, has reportedly blamed a request to do housework.   (YouTube)
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