facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sanity hearing set for alleged killer nanny

May 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- A nanny charged in New York with killing two children in her care will get a chance to challenge a finding she is sane enough for trial, a judge says.

Yoselyn Ortega made a court appearance Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported. Justice Gregory Carro in Manhattan Supreme Court, the trial-level court in New York State, scheduled a hearing beginning June 24.

Ortega, 50, allegedly killed Lucia Krim, 6, and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, in their family's apartment on the Upper West Side in October 2012, while their mother was out with her other daughter, Nessie.

Parents Marina and Kevin Krim announced this month they are expecting another son.

Valerie Van Leer-Greenburg, Ortega's lawyer, says the finding Ortega is sane was flawed.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun Jessica Arrendale dies shielding daughter from boyfriend with gun
2
Michael Brown's memorial on fire under mysterious circumstances Michael Brown's memorial on fire under mysterious circumstances
3
Reeva Steenkamp's mother: Pistorius should 'pay' Reeva Steenkamp's mother: Pistorius should 'pay'
4
Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says Caitlyn Kovacs' death likely 'alcohol-related,' prosecutor says
5
Gazprom: Hungary ready for South Stream Gazprom: Hungary ready for South Stream
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback