Upper West Side Parents of Children Allegedly Slain by Nanny Expecting Baby Boy

Friday, Oct 11, 2013  |  Updated 10:22 PM EDT
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UWS Parents of 2 Allegedly Slain by Nanny Expecting Baby Boy

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A mourner places flowers at a memorial outside the apartment building of the two children allegedly stabbed by their nanny, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in New York. The 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter of a CNBC executive were found dead by their mother in a dry bathtub in the family's Upper West Side apartment Thursday night, allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by their nanny, who slit her own throat and collapsed near the children, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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An Upper West Side couple whose two young children police say were fatally stabbed by their nanny last fall are expected a baby boy.

Kevin and Marina Krim announced the news on their Facebook page for the Leo and Lulu Fund, created in memory of 6-year-old Lucia, known as Lulu, and 2-year-old Leo.

The children were found dead in the bathtub of their apartment on Oct. 25, 2012. Marine Krim was picking up her third child, 4-year-old Nessie, at swim class when Lulu and Leo were killed, and she discovered the bodies when she returned home.

The Krims are expecting their baby boy in the fall, about a year after the tragedy. On their Facebook page, the Krims said that Nessie has been their inspiration, and that she can't wait to welcome her baby brother to the family.

"We are filled with many emotions as we look to the future, but the most important one is hope. We are very grateful to you all for your amazing support,” the couple wrote.

The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

She was hospitalized for weeks with stab wounds police said were self-inflicted after she allegedly killed the children. Ortega appeared in court for the first time in March. She was deemed mentally fit for trial, but her lawyer is challenging that ruling.

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