- 10/25 – BREAKING: Five People Reportedly Stabbed In UWS Luxury Building
- 10/25 – UWS STABBING UPDATE: Video Report From Eyewitness News
- 10/25 – Details As Of 7:05 pm + Links To All Major NYC Media Coverage
- 10/25 – UWS STABBING UPDATE: A Few More Details
- 11/4 - Murder Charges Filed + Sunday Night Vigil In Riverside Park
- 11/5 – Recap & Photos From Vigil + Announcement Of Lulu & Leo Krim Fund
- 11/28 – UWS Nanny Pleads Not Guilty To Stabbing Deaths
- 1/7/13 – Parents Of UWS Kids Killed By Nanny Share Their Thoughts Via Facebook
- 4/5/13 – Accused UWS “Killer Nanny” Deemed Mentally Fit For Trial
Few additional details have been revealed since yesterday.
Police still don’t know what caused 50-year-old nanny Yoselyn Ortega to snap and allegedly stab two children, ages 2 and 6, to death.
Ms. Ortega is listed in critical but stable condition and has not yet been formally charged.
The names of the affected family have been widely reported since yesterday:
2-year-old Leo and 6-year-old Lucia are the children who were killed. Lucia, who was known as Lulu, attended nearby PS 87.
Mother Marina Krim made the unimaginable discovery when returning home with her 3-year-old daughter Nessie.
Kevin Krim, the children’s father, was out of town yesterday. There are conflicting reports about how and when he was notified, although the NYT is reporting he was already en route to NYC via plane when the incident occurred. He was apparently met at the airport by police who broke the news to him.
The New York Times seems to have the most thorough and clearest coverage.
The Post has a gut-wrenching photo of the inconsolable mother in the back of an ambulance. They also have some additional details about the nanny:
She has no criminal record and had not yet been charged with a crime late last night, sources said.
The children’s paternal grandmother, Karen Krim, said Ortega came into the family’s life about a year ago.
“Kevin told me that she was a nice girl,” the grandmother told The Post, sobbing. “How could she do something like that?
Ortega’s niece, Katherine Garcia, 28, said her aunt had seemed a little off and was “acting kind of nervous lately.”
“This is just shocking,” she said. “She loved those kids. I don’t know what would make her do this.”
The Post has a separate story on a family blog maintained by Ms. Krim. It appears to be the source for many of the family photos being used by various media outlets — the blog has since been suspended.
The Daily News quotes NYPD spokesman Paul Browne as saying “It’s about the worst thing you can hear or imagine.”
DNAinfo has a bunch of family photos, but their report also seems to have some wildly inaccurate information.
They’re reporting that the building’s super saw the nanny stabbing herself in the bedroom when every other media outlet is reporting she was found on the bathroom floor either unconscious or close to it.
UPDATE: The reports of the nanny stabbing herself may be accurate. I’m writing this weeks after this post went up and don’t have a link handy, but I did read a statement from Police Commissioner Kelly somewhere saying something similar to what DNAinfo reported about the super seeing the nanny stab herself.
DNA is also reporting that cops took the nanny “out of the building in handcuffs; she wore a white sheet over her head.”
This is completely inaccurate — I’ve seen video of the nanny rushed out of the building on a gurney as EMS frantically worked to save her life. Ms. Krim, the mother of the children, is the person who was led from the building with a sheet over her head, presumably to shield her and her surviving child from the media.
Good Morning America had a good video recap this morning, but their site doesn’t allow video embedding — you can click over to see it.
Here are a few more video packages, including morning reports from CBS and FOX (I can’t get the Fox video to embed properly, so you’ll have to click over), and last night’s evening broadcasts from ABC and NBC:
View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.
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