Mental Health at Center of June Hearing for NYC Nanny Accused of Murdering Children
Ortega, 50, is the NYC nanny accused of murdering two young children in her care and then unsuccessfully attempting to kill herself. Lucia Krim, 6, and her brother Leo, 2, were found by their mother stabbed to death in their Upper West Side bathtub.
On Tuesday, Manhattan Superior Court Justice Gregory Carro scheduled a hearing for May 21 to discuss proposed witnesses and set a firm date for the June hearing.
Two court-appointed psychologists found Ortega fit for trial, but her defense attorney disagrees with that assessment. The June hearing will include testimony from several mental health experts.
UPDATE: The hearing to determine if Yoselyn Ortega is mentally fit for trial is scheduled for June 24.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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