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Monday
Jan072013

Nanny Stabbing Family Finding Healing on Cross-Country Road Trip

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The devastated parents of two children who were stabbed to death by their nanny in their Manhattan apartment have spent the past two months grappling with the tragedy while surrounded by family in California.

Now, after their first Christmas without Lulu, 6, and Leo, 2, the Krim family is heading back home to New York City.

On Jan. 2, Kevin and Marina, and daughter Nessie, 4, began a cross-country trip in an RV.

"Along the way, we are hoping to experience some inspiring moments that will help us with our healing and rebuilding when we get back to NYC," the Krims posted on Facebook.

The Krims need to rebuild because their longtime nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, stabbed Lulu and Leo to death and slashed her own throat in front of Marina Krim in a botched suicide attempt. Nessie survived because she was at a swimming lesson with her mother.

The murders, which shattered the Krim family, also horrified parents throughout the country. For most, the headlines faded, but for the Krims it was an effort to learn how to live with the tragedy.

In California, their starting point, the Krims took a photograph of a beach sunset.

"Here's a gorgeous sunset at the beach that Lulu and Leo painted for us," the Krims wrote under a photograph of a vibrant sunset, full of the reds and yellows that Lulu, a budding artist, would have loved to have matched with her crayons.

At a pit stop in Santa Fe, the Krims found inspiration in strolling through art galleries, finding pieces they said Lulu and Leo would have loved.

Two canvases, each with one piece of a heart, were joined together at one gallery.

Elsewhere in the gallery, a whimsical painting of two bears on a bicycle.

Memories and signs like these are what helped the Krims get through their first Christmas without Lulu and Leo.

Everywhere Nessie and her parents go, they see signs and memories of Lulu, who loved art, and little brother Leo, who his mother remarked on her blog spoke "in the most adorable way possible".

The family took Amtrak surfliner from Los Angeles to San Diego for Christmas in honor of Leo's love for "tunnel choo-choos," what he called trains, Marina Krim said.

They got to Union Station in Los Angeles early, she wrote, and had time to explore. By chance, they stumbled upon a mural by Leo Politi, Lulu's favorite author and illustrator.

"Lulu and Leo were there in spirit with us for our Christmas Eve adventure," Marina said.

Nessie has been a tremendous source of strength for her parents.

"She saves us every day," Kevin Krim wrote on Dec. 28, Nessie's fourth birthday, her first without her older sister Lulu by her side.

"She is very smart, beautiful and tough," Krim said. "And she's grown so much over the past two months."

"We are hopeful," the Krims wrote, "that 2013 will be a year of healing, growth and peace."

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Nov042012

New York City Nanny Yoselyn Ortega Charged in Stabbing Death of 2 Children

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Police Department formally charged Upper West Side nanny Yoselyn Ortega with the slaying of two young children with a kitchen knife last month.

"Yoselyn Ortega, age 50, was tonight arrested and charged with two counts each of murder in the first and second degrees in the stabbing deaths on October 25 of two children in her care, Lucia Krim, 6, and her brother, Leo, who would have turned 2 years of age five days later on October 30," New York Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said in a statement.

Browne, the NYPD's chief spokesman said that Ortega was "no longer intubated and recuperating from what appeared to be wounds she inflicted on herself at the crime scene."

Ortega "agreed to talk to New York City detectives this afternoon in a bedside interview at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she had been under police guard since the double homicide in the bathroom of Apartment 2 FG at 587 West 75th St in Manhattan ... at 6:06 p.m., Ortega was formerly arrested and charged with murdering both children."

Ortega, who remains hospitalized and under guard, had resided at 610 Riverside Drive with her teenage son and other relatives, according to Browne.

On Thursday, October 25th, Marina Krim came home around 5:30 p.m. after taking her 3-year-old to a swim class at the YMCA. She arrived home to a dark and quiet apartment and initially thought the nanny had taken the children out.

Upon entering a bathroom, Marina discovered Ortega on the floor and her two other children Lucia and Leo dead in a bathtub filled with blood, authorities said.

It was at that moment that Ortega is believed to have slashed herself, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at a press conference following the murders.

Ortega, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the Dominican Republic, worked for the Krim family for two years and had been referred to them by another family, the police commissioner said.

Authorities said the children's father, a CNBC executive, was on a business trip in San Francisco at the time of the murders. He flew home that night, and police rushed him to his family.

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