Nanny Was Sick of Being 'Told What to Do'
Yoselyn Ortega says boss 'knows what happened'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 5, 2012 7:20 AM CST
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 New York City nanny charged with killing two children in her care was fed up with being bossed around, she reportedly told detectives from her hospital bed. "She had resentment towards the parents," because "they were always telling her what to do," says a police official. Earlier reports said Yoselyn Ortega was frustrated with extra housework. She also told detectives that the children's mother, Marina, "knows what happened," the official says, adding that Ortega seemed "spacy." Ortega has not admitted to the killings, but did acknowledge being in the bathroom where they allegedly occurred, the New York Times reports.

A memorial for the children last night drew some 300 to Riverside Park in Manhattan, the New York Post adds. Manhattan's borough president and two of the children's aunts took part in a candlelight procession. "We will always miss Leo and Lulu and think of them every day," said an aunt. "Thank you for sharing in our heartache." Added a family friend: "There’s not a mom who isn’t devastated by this."

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fractal
Nov 5, 2012 11:47 AM CST
Mentally ill people say stupid things all the time to justify their actions---they are in denial of their mental illness. I think this woman is quite psychotic---really, the dogs too?
JT119
Nov 5, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Nanny Was Sick of Being 'Told What to Do' Its a little late now, but sombody should tell this woman that, when you work for someone thats what the do, TELLs YOU WHAT TO DO. I know her lawyer will come uup with something more tangible later.
Halfhitch
Nov 5, 2012 10:53 AM CST
She was sick of being told what to do. Now she'll spend the rest of her life being told when to go to sleep, when to get up, when to eat, when to exercise, and when to shower. That's just the guards, what the other inmates tell her to do will be be unspeakable.