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Manhattan nanny arraigned in stabbing deaths

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  • Yoselyn Ortega is accused of killing two children in her care on October 25
  • She is facing two counts of first-degree murder
Leo and Lucia Krim were found dead in their family's apartment. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, faces charges related to their deaths.

A Manhattan nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing two children in her care on October 25. Ortega was also indicted on two counts of second-degree murder. Ortega has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and is being held without bond. Her next court date is set for January 16.

READ FOR YOURSELF: Ortega’s indictment

The indictment filed earlier this month says Ortega intended to kill 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother Leo Krim.

Police say that the mother of the children, Marina Krim, found the 50-year-old nanny in the bathroom of the family's Upper West Side luxury apartment stabbing herself, while the children bled to death in the bathtub.

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