New York(CNN, April 18,2018): A New York nanny accused of murdering two children she was trusted to care for has learned her fate in a Manhattan courtroom.
Yoselyn Ortega was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder for stabbing Lucia Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, to death in their Upper West Side home in Manhattan in October 2012.
Ortega showed little emotion when the counts were read. She kept her head up and looked straight ahead as a legion of court officers stood behind her and kept watch.
Before the verdict was read, Kevin Krim, Lucia and Leo’s father, entered the courtroom and sat in the front row next to two of the six alternate jurors who attended court every day. Chloe Beck and Brittany Yee hugged Krim as he sat down and the three began to cry.
Krim started to calm down and a smile came over his face as he showed Beck and Yee photos of his family and how much they’ve grown since the tragedy.
Krim and his wife had two more boys after the deaths of Lucia and Leo. “Just letting us see them in happier times and explaining who the boys were now, he’s just a phenomenal man,” Beck said.
Krim sent a series of text messages as he waited for the verdict. The children’s mother, Marina Krim, was not present.
As the jury foreman replied “guilty” as each of the four counts Ortega faced was read, Krim put his head down, grabbed the hand of Beck and began weeping silently.
As the jury was excused from the courtroom, Krim nodded his head up and down toward the jurors.
Once the jury left the courtroom, lead prosecutor Stuart Silberg shared a hug with Krim.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance was one of the many people inside the packed courtroom to hear the verdict.