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UWS Nanny Accused Of Murdering Young Siblings Makes Court Appearance

Yoselyn Ortega. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

Yoselyn Ortega. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Manhattan nanny charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two small children under her care appeared in court Friday for the first time.

Yoselyn Ortega was hospitalized for weeks with what police said were self-inflicted stab wounds stemming from the Oct. 25 incident. She was arraigned at the hospital in November, but has since been released.

She appeared in court Friday wearing glasses and her hair in braids.

Lawyers told the court Ortega’s psychiatric evaluation had still not been completed and that they needed more time to review her medical records.

They set another court date for April 5.

Authorities said that Ortega stabbed 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo, while the children’s mother was out with a third child. A motive remained unclear.

The children were found in the bathroom by their mother, Marina Krim, when she returned home to the family’s luxury apartment building at 75th and Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side.

Each had been stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, police said.

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