Nanny suspected of double killings


New York police were yesterday hoping to interview the critically wounded nanny suspected of stabbing to death two children of a CNBC television executive in the family’s luxury Manhattan apartment, said a police official.

The New York Police Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the nanny, identified as Yoselyn Ortega, remains sedated in critical condition at a Manhattan hospital. Ms Ortega (50) who police say cut her own throat, has not been charged because police have not been able to interview her.

The official said Ms Ortega remains the prime suspect in the stabbing death of two children, Leo (2) and Lulu (6).

The children’s mother, Marina Krim, discovered the bodies of the little boy and girl at about 5:30pm on Thursday in their apartment less than a block from Central Park on Manhattan’s affluent Upper West Side, said police.

A CNBC spokesman expressed the “sadness we all feel” for Mr Krim and his wife. The couple’s “unimaginable loss . . . is without measure”. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the children suffered “multiple stab wounds”.

– (Reuters)