Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Nanny Accused of Killing 2 Children in Manhattan Rejects a Plea Deal. She was under Psychiatric Treatment

A nanny, Yoselyn Ortega age 53 is accused of killing two children under her care in their Manhattan apartment turned down an offer from a judge on Thursday that would have given her a prison sentence of 30 years to life in return for guilty pleas to both murders.
Defense lawyers have told the court they intend to use an insanity defense, and Ms. Ortega has been examined by a psychiatric expert. Ms. Van Leer-Greenberg has said Ms. Ortega has delusions, but the nature of her mental illness has not been disclosed. The case will go to trial this year, while the murders occurred in 2012.
News reports indicate that on the day of the killing the mother Ms. Krim returned home with a 3 year old daughter. She found her 6 year old and two year old dead in the bathtub. Stabbed with a knife. Yoselyn Ortega then held a knife to her own throat and threated suicide. Court records indicate that her reason for killing the children is because of financial problems.
The real reason is she has been “treated” for mental illness. Ms. Ortega’s friend indicated she has shown signs of mental illness and had been helped by mental health professionals. In our view these professionals did nothing for Ms. Ortega and are responsible for the killings. It is clear she was on psychotropic drugs and had seen and was seeing psychiatric “professionals”. These “pros” did not inform Ms. Krim the mother of the nannies problems. Psychotropic drugs have a clear side effect of suicide and a propensity to kill others.
Ms. Ortega, a naturalized American citizen from the Dominican Republic, had worked for the Krims for about two years. She had no criminal record. Her relatives and friends, however, have said she showed signs of a mental unraveling before the murders and had sought help from a mental health professional.
Psychiatry’s failure is responsible for the maltreatment of Ms. Ortega and the death of two innocent children. None of the news reports indicate any responsibility for these mental health professionals.

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