Illegal alien nanny accused of stabbing kids to death faces life sentence as trial begins

A Dominican nanny charged five years ago with stabbing to death two children in her care is set to finally face a jury, with the possibility of life behind bars waiting.

Yoselyn Ortega, 55, will be tried for allegedly killing Lucia Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, in their family’s Upper West Side apartment, before slashing her own throat.

After years of pre-trial litigation focused on Ortega’s mental state, jury selection is set to kick off Monday for the supreme court trial before Judge Gregory Carro in Manhattan.

Last year, Ortega refused a plea deal offered by Carro that would have given her 30 years to life behind bars in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of murder.

Over a span of several months, jurors will hear expert testimony on Ortega’s mental health, as well as witness accounts from the aftermath of the horrific 2012 stabbing — including from the children’s mother, Marina.

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Leo and Lucia Krim were fatally stabbed in their family home on Oct. 25, 2012.  (AP)

A judge determined Ortega was fit to stand trial, but her lawyers are likely going to enter a psychological defense.

The prosecution is expected to present Ortega as the Krim family’s trusted nanny who knew what she was doing when she repeatedly stabbed Lucia and Leo on Oct. 25, 2012 while the children’s mom was out of the home with a third child.

Ortega told investigators Lucia fought back when she was attacked inside the apartment, police sources told the Daily News. Ortega reportedly said the 2-year-old boy was sleeping when the assault began.

Photographs of the two children allegedly stabbed by their nanny are displayed alongside balloons and stuffed animals at a memorial outside the apartment building were they lived, Saturday, Oct. 27, 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. The nanny suspected of stabbing the children was in critical condition Friday with apparently self-inflicted injuries. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

 

When their mother, Marina, returned from a swimming lesson with her 3-year-old daughter, she found the apartment dark and walked down to the lobby to ask the doorman if he had seen Ortega and the children. When told the trio had not left the building, Krim went back up to the apartment and searched each room.

When she entered the bathroom, she found her children, fully clothed, lying a in a bloody bathtub, with multiple stab wounds. Ortega, who was laying on the floor with slashed wrists, cut her own throat as Krim walked into the room. The mother began screaming, which prompted neighbors to call 911.

“She was bent over the child, screaming and holding onto the only live child she still had,” the family’s neighbor told the New York Post at the time. “They were very deep, dark screams.”

Ortega reportedly told authorities she had financial problems and was trying to earn more money. She appeared enraged over being asked by the Krims to do housework for extra crash, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.

“She said something like, ‘I’m paid to watch the children, not clean up and do housework,'” a source told the Post.

The couple’s apartment building sits in one of the city’s most idyllic neighborhoods, a block from Central Park, near the Museum of Natural History and blocks from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The neighborhood is home to many affluent families, and seeing children accompanied by nannies is an everyday part of life there.

Ortega is being held without bail.

Twice-deported, drunk driving illegal immigrant accused in death of NFL player

The suspected drunk driver who killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in a crash on the morning of the Super Bowl is a Guatemalan citizen who is in the U.S. illegally and has been deported twice, police revealed Monday.

Indiana State Police identified the driver of an F-150 truck in the incident as Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, who had been deported in 2007 and 2009.

“State police investigators are working with U.S. Federal Immigration Officials and they have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala,” police said.

Jackson, 26, and Jeffrey Monroe, 54, also in his vehicle, were hit and killed around 4 a.m. on Sunday on Interstate 70 in Indiana.

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Investigators believe Monroe was Jackson’s Uber driver and Jackson was the passenger, FOX59 reported. The station said at some point during the ride Jackson became sick, and the pair were hit on the emergency shoulder of the highway after Monroe pulled over.

A state trooper who responded to the crash also struck the body of one of the victims in the center lane when he slowed his cruiser down to investigate.

Orrego-Savala fled the scene but was arrested shortly thereafter by the responding officer. He then gave police the alias of Alex Cabrera Gonsales. Jail records viewed by Fox News on Monday morning said Orrego-Savala, under the alias of Gonsales, was driving without a license and is believed to have a blood alcohol level of .15 at the time of the crash.

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Orrego-Savala’s truck was totaled after the crash.  (Indiana State Police)

“The loss of life at the hands of illegal immigrant criminals should make all Hoosiers sad and ultimately angry,” Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., said in a statement. “We must do more to get these dangerous illegal immigrant criminals off of our streets, and guarantee this never happens again by building a wall, ending sanctuary cities, and stopping illegal immigration once and for all.”

It was not immediately clear when Orrego-Savala re-entered the U.S. after being deported in 2009. But Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine told Fox News that Orrego-Savala has used the Gonsales alias enough times “to create a paper trail.”

Orrego-Savala is currently being held at the Marion County Jail and police say they are working to file criminal charges.

OCD Sensitivity Test: Are You OCD?

How OCD are you?

If you find 2 bothersome, then you are 50% OCD. If you think 3 is making you lose your mind, then you are full blown 100% OCD.

OCD has been on the rise in the US since the beginning of the 21st century. Simply put, more people are either being diagnosed with OCD or are finally getting the treatment they need.

But OCD can also afflict people on varying levels. For some people, that can be quantified by the Higgs-Borshinger Test that helps quantify how OCD an individual is.

If you find 2 annoying, but 3 okay, then you should be on the lookout for overextending your OCD ways.

If 3 drives you nuts then you may want to go see a professional to give you help. The bigger the difference between circles the more a person is annoying equals more OCD.

Toddler Laughs As Firefighters Try To Rescue Him, Then DIES

It was an average Saturday morning for the Todd family. That is, it was, until the unthinkable happened.

Michelle and Ted Todd–happily married since 1994–were on their usual grocery run. Brussels sprouts, steaks and cole slaw ingredients for the big game on Sunday, and of course some brisket and Idaho Yukon Gold potatoes. And who could forget Drumsticks ice cream cones for Dylan. All in a Saturday’s work.

But who is Dylan, you ask? Dylan “Chester” Todd was Michelle and Ted’s only child. Their pride and joy. At just fourteen months old, he was already wowing adults with his high IQ scores and the ability to read at a graduate school level. As with most toddlers, what Dylan lacked was common sense.

Dylan “Chester” Todd in what experts believe to be his last photo. Seen here on perhaps his favorite toy, the Hasbro Ride-O-Matic, Dylan was known for his unbridled-yet-shrewd sense of creativity and imagination.

After Michelle and Ted had gently loaded Dylan, along with the keys, into their car, they resumed packing up the groceries as usual into their 2006 Toyota Corolla. The couple were all smiles, as they had finally seemed to get a failing marriage back on track that morning–thanks in no small part to Dylan.

But then their doors wouldn’t open. The couple repeatedly pulled on the handles, but to no avail. Scanning the entire interior of the sedan, they quickly spotted the culprit. Dylan, always known to engage in practical jokes and gags (and earning the title of “class clown”), had locked the doors. The little jokester had the spirit alive in him as he laughed, his pure joy and happiness easing the concerns of his parents.

By the time the Hillsboro County Fire Department showed up, Dylan was still alive and well. However, they soon found out that they couldn’t manage to get the doors unlocked.

Ted Todd, always tinkering with his possessions and never quite satisfied, had installed a military-grade window system of his own invention on the Corolla. “I guess I might have went a little overboard,” Ted said, sneaking in a wholesome grin. “They should make me a Lieutenant!”

As a result, the firefighters weren’t able to unlock the car doors. To make matters worse, Dylan simply couldn’t stop laughing hysterically the entire time, stressing out the firefighters and serving as a solemn reminder to Ted and Michelle that perhaps this would be the last time they ever hear their darling boy’s signature laugh.

As the firefighters fought and fought, they ultimately resorted to attempting to smash the car windows in. As one might guess, Ted had bullet-proofed those as well.

With the interior being fully airtight and no new oxygen flow for over ten hours, even the low amounts of oxygen required by the average baby can quickly become exhausted. As such, Dylan Todd sadly passed away at 8:36pm that evening.

A private funeral service for friends, family, and VIPs will be held at St. Matthews Cathedral next Sunday from 10am-11pm. My prayers lie with the family, the brave firefighters, and all others affected.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances and an unreasonably early death, perhaps we can take solace in–and maybe even learn a thing or two from–the fact that Dylan died doing what he’d loved–laughing.