Nanny gets life in prison without parole for killing 2 children

Nanny Yoselyn Ortega seen here on March 1

Killer Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega was sentenced to the maximum prison sentence of life without parole Monday for fatally stabbing two of her little charges, Lulu and Leo Krim - after devastating statements from the children's parents.

Kevin Krim, the father of the children Ortega murdered, 6-year-old Lucia "Lulu" Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim, gave an emotional impact statement, criticizing Ortega's family for lying about her background so she could get a job.

"I'm very sorry for everything that happened", Ortega said, "But I hope that no one goes through what I've gone through". "Although many people wish me all the worst, my life is in the hands of God". "They are dead. I just saw my kids dead, '" she said.

Ortega was hired by the children's' parents, Marina and Kevin Krim, in 2010, when Marina became pregnant with the couple's third child, Leo, according to evidence presented during Ortega's trial.

Kevin Krim said his family introduced "Lulu and Leo's law", which will make it a crime to falsify job applications and references for someone working in childcare, to NY state legislature in "direct response" to the case.

Her husband Kevin Krim told Manhattan's Supreme Court he heard about the murder when he switched his phone off aeroplane mode at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY to find a barrage of text messages from concerned friends.

In sentencing Yoselyn Ortega, fifty six, the judge described her "pure evil" ahead of devoting her utmost term.

Ortega then took the knife to her own throat in an apparent suicide attempt.

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She settled her affairs by leaving her important documents for her sister and family heirlooms for her 17-year-old son - which prosecutors argued was proof she was of sound mind when she planned the acts of that day.

Ortega was facing life in prison without parole.

As the verdicts were read, Kevin Krim broke down in tears.

"But your failure to seek, all these years, treatment for your mental illness nullifies that mitigation", Justice Gregory Carro told Ortega just before announcing her sentence.

"She did it intentionally with a full understanding of exactly what it was she was doing - every stab, every slash", Mr. Silberg, the prosecutor, said during closing arguments last month.

Kevin also testified in heartbreaking detail about learning that two of his children were dead and seeing their bodies at the hospital. The two children had been stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, reports The New York Times.

In 2012, in the aftermath of the killings, the Krims founded the Lulu & Leo Fund, which supports creativity in schools.

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