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Doctor: Nanny Yoselyn Ortega not fit for trial

Lucia and Leo Krim (Facebook) Leo and Lucia Krim, who were allegedly killed by their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega. Credit: Facebook

The nanny who is accused of killing two Upper West Side children before slitting her own throat last year is not fit for trial, a defense psychiatrist argued Monday, The Daily News reports.

Yoselyn Ortega heard voices telling her to kill people, said Dr. Karen Rosenbaum, a forensic psychiatrist who began interviewing Ortega last November.

Ortega, 50, allegedly slashed Lucia and Leo Krim, 6 and 2, to death with a kitchen knife in a bathtub on Oct. 25. The children's mother discovered the gruesome scene when she returned home with her 3-year-old daughter from swimming class.

The nanny was already found fit to stand trial by two psychiatrists in April, but Rosenbaum argued on Monday that Ortega could not say what the date or year was in one of her interviews with her.

She had no idea why she was in a hospital, why there were police outside, or what she was charged with, Rosenbaum said.

The fitness hearing continues Tuesday.

 
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