Accused Nanny Killer Trying To Paint Mother Of Slain Kids In Negative Light To Cops


Nov. 6 2012, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor

Yoselyn Ortega, the Manhattan nanny accused of killing the two young kids in her care, tried to paint her employer Marina Krim, in a negative light to cops during her interrogation at the weekend, is exclusively reporting.

"Yoselyn implied there was a lot of strain between she and Marina in the days leading up to the murders of little Leo and his older sister Lucia," a law enforcement source told exclusively. "The detectives were amazed at how cavalier Yoselyn was during parts of her interrogation. Yoselyn complained that she thought she should of been making more money and that she was being underpaid for additional duties than what she signed up for. When Yoselyn began working for the Krims they also had a housekeeper and Yoselyn said that she didn't like the way that Marina spoke to her. It was obvious Yoselyn was trying to portray her in a bad light."

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As previously reported, police interviewed Ortega Saturday at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, just hours before the 50-year-old woman with first-degree murder in the October 25 killings of 6-year-old Lucia and her 2-year-old Leo.

Ortega waived her right to have her lawyer with her during Saturday's discussion with investigators, police said. At one point in the interrogation, Ortega said that Marina Krim "knows what happened," the New York Times reported.

"The detectives aren't buying the nanny's story because it just doesn't line up with interviews they have conducted with other people as part of the investigation," the source says. "Marina was and is a very loving mother, who went out of her way to make Yoselyn feel like a part of the family."

Meanwhile, as previously reported, hundreds of black-clad mourners gathered in New York City on Monday to remember the two children.

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The emotional memorial service was held at Avery Hall, where the Krims said goodbye to their beloved babies and joined with loved ones to "celebrate the beautiful lives," reported the New York Daily News.

"It is important to us that they are remembered as the sweet, creative, and fun-loving children they were," the parents said in a statement.

The security at Monday's funeral service was kept tight for the sake of the Krims' remaining 3-year-old daughter, Nessie, who was with her mom at swim class when the deadly carnage took place at the family home.

"It is of utmost importance to us that she is afforded the opportunity to grow up privately, like any other kid," revealed her protective parents.

"The detectives are planning on doing follow-up interviews with Marina and Kevin when they are ready," the source says. "Marina has been absolutely inconsolable obviously, and says her sole reason for living now is for their remaining daughter Nessie. It's just absolutely heartbreaking to see the Krims go through this utter hell, they did nothing to deserve this."



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