Six-year-old Lulu Krim never showed up for her dance lesson.
When her panicked mother, Melanie, rushed home at 5:30 p.m. to find out why, she walked into a scene of unimaginable horror: Lulu and her 2-year-old brother Leo were in a bathtub bleeding out from multiple stab wounds. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, was standing over the children’s dead bodies, knife in hand, stabbing at her own neck.
“[Ortega] did it intentionally,” Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Stuart Silberg charged during closing arguments on Monday, after 10 weeks of grisly testimony about the October 2012 killings. “With full understanding of exactly what it was she was doing. Every stab every slash each one had a purpose. That purpose was to end the lives of those children.”