New York nanny charged with the murder of two young children

A brother and sister were found in a Manhattan apartment fatally stabbed and nine days later a New York nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, was charged with the double-murder.

Ortega was arrested and charged with first and second-degree murder in each of the October 25 stabbing deaths. Ortega now remains at Weil Cornell Medical Center being treated for stab wounds authorities believe to be self-inflicted.

On Saturday afternoon, Ortega was interviewed by New York police detectives at Weil Cornell Medical Center. She was questioned about what happened last month while she was watching over the two murdered children.

The mother of the two deceased children had left the children with the nanny while she took her other 3-year-old daughter to a swimming lesson nearby. She had expected to meet Ortega around 5:30 p.m. at a dance class, but when Ortega failed to appear she went to the apartment. Upon walking into the dark apartment, she found both of her children dead in the bathroom.

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