Psych evaluation for nanny

2013-03-10 12:27

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New York -  A hearing in the case of a New York nanny charged with killing two children has been adjourned because her psychiatric evaluations are not complete.

Yoselyn Ortega, who is from the Dominican Republic, appeared in court on Friday for the first time since the childrens' stabbing deaths. Her case was adjourned until 5 April after her lawyer said her psychiatric evaluations were incomplete.

Ortega was hospitalised with stab wounds police said were self-inflicted after the 25 October killings. She was arraigned at the hospital in November. She appeared in court on Friday wearing glasses and her hair in braids.

Authorities say 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.

Ortega and the two children were found in the bathroom of the Upper West Side apartment.

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