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'Killer' nanny Yoselyn Ortega fit for trial, judge says

Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of murdering two children last year, is mentally fit for trial, a Manhattan judge ruled Tuesday.

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The nanny accused of murdering two children last year is mentally fit for trial, a Manhattan judge reiterated in a ruling Tuesday.

Two court-appointed doctors determined Yoselyn Ortega understood court proceedings and could stand trial. While Ortega's attorney argued against the finding, claiming delusions prevent her from understanding the case, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro ruled in favor of prosecutors.

Ortega is accused of fatally killing Lucia and Leo Krim, 6 and 2, in their Upper West Side apartment last October. Police said Ortega stabbed the children to death with a kitchen knife when their mother and brother were out.

She has pleaded not guilty to the murders.

Her next court date is Sept. 30.

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