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Daughter, 3, comforts mother after nanny stabbed siblings to death
Yoselyn Ortega, 55, is accused of murdering two children she was a nanny for (Picture: AP)

A three-year-old girl begged her mother not to cry as she wailed over her children’s bodies.

The children’s nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 55, is accused of murdering Lucia, six, and Leo, two, with a kitchen knife in the bathroom of their New York apartment on October 25, 2012.

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Retired NYPD detective Luis Sandoval choked back tears as he described finding three-year-old Nessie trying to consol her devastated mother, Marina Krim, in the bathroom where her two children had been viciously killed.

Marina and Nessie had been at a swimming lesson but returned home to find Lucia and Leo stabbed to death in the bathtub.

The little girl begged her mother: ‘Please mommy, don’t cry’.

3-year-old daughter begged ?please mommy, don?t cry? after nanny killed her 2 siblings, cop testifies A retired NYPD detective who responded to the Upper West Side apartment where a nanny allegedly stabbed two young children choked back tears Friday recalling how their 3-year-old sister begged her mom not to cry. Luis Sandoval detailed the heartbreaking moment in Manhattan Supreme Court, where Yoselyn Ortega is on trial for the first-degree murders of Lulu Krim, 6, and her 2-year-old brother Leo, on Oct. 25, 2012. Sandoval said he walked into the Krims? W. 75th St. apartment and found the slain children?s mother, Marina, wailing, with 3-year-old Nessie by her side, in the bathroom where the slain children?s blood-drenched bodies were found. "I observed a lady screaming and crying," Sandoval said, pausing as he fought back tears. ?And a little daughter."
Lucia, six, and Leo, two, were found by their mother stabbed to death in a bathtub (Picture: District Attorney of New York)

Mr Sandoval described how he knew how to do CPR and wanted to try and save the children’s lives but another police officer told him: ‘They’re done. They’re blue.’

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Ortega also stabbed herself in the neck after killing her two children but survived her injuries.

She does not deny the killings, but is pleading insanity.

The Dominican-born former caregiver had worked as the family’s part time nanny for the two and a half years.

FILE- In this March 8, 2013 file photo, Yoselyn Ortega, center, charged with the stabbing deaths of two small children under her care, is escorted to her seat for her first court appearance in New York. Opening arguments begin Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Ortega's murder trial in the Oct. 25, 2012, deaths of siblings Lulu and Leo Krim. (Susan Watts/The Daily News via AP, File)
A court has heard how three-year-old Nessie begged her mother not to cry (Picture: AP)

Another nanny, Chelsea Andrews, said Ortega complained in Spanish about not being paid enough, and was acting strangely the day before the murders.

She said: ‘When I saw her that day in her state of mind, I said to myself, and I told another person, that I did not want to have a play date with her because I did not like the way she looked.’

Marina and her husband Kevin have had two more boys since Lucia, known to her family as Lulu, and Leo were killed.

They also founded a foundation that nurtures creativity among children facing adversity.

The trial continues.

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