NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The parents of two children prosecutors say were stabbed to death by their nanny are asking the public try to think positive as the criminal case finally goes to trial.
The family’s nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, has pleaded not guilty to murder. Jury selection is underway.READ MORE: First Case Of Omicron Variant Reported In New Jersey
The Krim’s children were found in a bathtub by their mother when she returned home to the family’s luxury apartment building at 75th and Columbus Avenue. Krim’s 6-year-old daugher Lulu and 1-year-old son Leo had been stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, police said.
Kevin and Marina Krim said in a Facebook video message Friday the next few months will be difficult.READ MORE: NYPD: 1 Dead, Another Injured In Apparent Drug-Related Shooting At Brooklyn Airbnb
“After five long years, the criminal trial in our case is getting started,” said Kevin Krim, noting revisiting the details of what happened would be back in public attention but their family hopes to focus on positive creativity “as an act of defiance.”
The couple asks anyone concerned for them to spread the word about the family’s nonprofit, the Lulu & Leo fund, which supports creative education in schools.MORE NEWS: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Back On Stage After Pandemic Shutdown With Message Of Hope
Marina Krim says this is the legacy of her children.