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The Nanny Murder Trial Is Impossible to Watch and Impossible to Look Away From

The Nanny Murder Trial Is Impossible to Watch and Impossible to Look Away From

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  • What an absolute nightmare for those parents. There’s no way they could’ve detected that this woman would commit such a brutal act against their children. It’ll be interesting to see what led her to kill these babies.

  • “Fearing stigma, they say, she hid her illness, relying instead on religion for comfort. At the time the Krim children were murdered, the defense claims, Ortega was hearing voices and suffering from tactile hallucinations, which included feeling as though the Devil was entering her body. Yes, this is

    “Fearing stigma, they say, she hid her illness, relying instead on religion for comfort. At the time the Krim children were murdered, the defense claims, Ortega was hearing voices and suffering from tactile hallucinations, which included feeling as though the Devil was entering her body. Yes, this is the fabled “Devil made me do it” defense.”

    It really makes you think about how long it really takes to truly know someone. Such a heartbreaking story.

  • my first instinct here is to not believe the defense. I think there is an underlying motive here, she clearly hated her employers and the most horrible thing one could possibly do to another is murder their children.

  • "The nanny complained, “I had to do everything and take care of the kids.” She listed grievances about her schedule and her boss." The seesaw of no remorse / some remorse / no remorse in this story is intense.

  • Geez. This is just horrifying.

    “Both children died of exsanguination — a process that takes minutes, not seconds. “I can tell you the story of a body,” Ely said. “Bodies don’t lie.””

  • I think it would boil down to mens rea. It’s obvious, by her own admission that she did it when she apologized and made excuses. She knew what she was doing when she did it, therefore she is guilty and should receive the full punishment regardless of her mental issues. I cannot imagine being a working

    I think it would boil down to mens rea. It’s obvious, by her own admission that she did it when she apologized and made excuses. She knew what she was doing when she did it, therefore she is guilty and should receive the full punishment regardless of her mental issues. I cannot imagine being a working Mother and having the guilt of this on top of the typical “Mom guilt”.

  • This story breaks my heart. We definitely as a society need to pay more attention to those with mental illness, because this lady needs jail and help clearly.

  • The sad truth is that her mental health status caused this unforgivable crime. as a mother, I can only imagine what she is going through. What many may not know is that Not guilty by reason of insanity does not mean she will be in a mental health facility for her entire life. In the state of Virginia

    The sad truth is that her mental health status caused this unforgivable crime. as a mother, I can only imagine what she is going through. What many may not know is that Not guilty by reason of insanity does not mean she will be in a mental health facility for her entire life. In the state of Virginia, which is all I can attest to, you serve a period of time until they deem you fit to integrate into society and you are released. This is a scary world.