UWS Tots Allegedly Slain by Nanny Mourned

Monday's service was held at Avery Fisher Hall

Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 10:48 PM EDT
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Nanny Stabs 2 Kids to Death in UWS Home: Police

An Upper West Side nanny stabbed a 2-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl to death inside their apartment Thursday afternoon before cutting her own throat, police said. Gus Rosendale has more.

2 Kids Stabbed to Death by Nanny on UWS

The mother of the 2-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl returned with another daughter to find the children stabbed in a bathtub. Ida Siegal reports.
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The lives of two children allegedly stabbed to death by their nanny last month were remembered at a memorial service in Manhattan.

The Daily News says the parents of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, released a statement saying they wanted to celebrate their "beautiful lives" not just mourn them. Monday's service was held at Avery Fisher Hall.

Police have charged 50-year-old Yoselyn Ortega with murder. She's currently recovering from self-inflicted stab wounds.

Police say Ortega fatally stabbed the two kids in the children's Upper West Side apartment. She then stabbed herself.

A third sibling was with their mother when the killings happened. The mother returned home to discover her children dead and Ortega bleeding.

Ortega remains hospitalized under police guard.

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