Nanny gets life jail for killing two children at New York apartment

A nanny has been found guilty of murdering two children she stabbed at their luxury New York City apartment.

After two days of deliberations, the jury found Ortega guilty of four charges: two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder, which are punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Yoselyn Ortega had pleaded insanity, but the jury rejected that defence as they unanimously convicted her.

The bloody bodies of Lucia “Lulu” Krim, six, and her brother Leo, two, were found by their mother in a bathtub at the Manhattan flat on 25 October 2012.

Prosecutors said the nanny was disgruntled because she felt she was being overworked by the family at the Upper West Side apartment.

Ortega was also struggling to pay tuition fees for her 17-year-old son, whom she had brought to the US from the Dominican Republic and enrolled in a private school.

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