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Crime Defense in nanny slay trial wraps up case with expert witness

03:23  10 april  2018
03:23  10 april  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

Nanny told prosecution expert devil didn't tell her to kill kids

  Nanny told prosecution expert devil didn't tell her to kill kids She may have damned herself.

Nanny told prosecution expert devil didn't tell her to kill kids. She may have damned herself. Defense lawyers for nanny Yoselyn Ortega (pictured) wrapped up their case Friday with testimony from an expert witness .

Defense in nanny slay trial wraps up case with expert witness . Defense lawyers for nightmare nanny Yoselyn Ortega wrapped up their case Friday. Ortega, 55, is accused of killing siblings Lulu and Leo Kim, ages 6 and 2 years old in their Upper West Side apartment on Oct.

The defense rests.

At the end of another day of tense expert testimony, lawyers for nightmare nanny Yoselyn Ortega wrapped up their case Friday.

Ortega, 55, is accused of killing siblings Lulu and Leo Kim, ages 6 and 2 years old in their Upper West Side apartment on Oct. 25, 2012.

Nanny who killed two kids showed 'intent,' wasn't insane: expert

  Nanny who killed two kids showed 'intent,' wasn't insane: expert A prosecution expert defended his assertion that the Upper West Side nanny wasn’t legally insane when she fatally stabbed two children.Psychologist Ali Khadivi testified that Ortega exhibited “intent” — the legal standard required for sanity — in the bathroom of the Krim family home on W. 72nd St. after she killed 6-year-old Lulu and Leo, 2, on Oct. 25, 2012.

Defense in nanny slay trial wraps up case with expert witness . Defense lawyers for nightmare nanny Yoselyn Ortega wrapped up their case Friday. Ortega, 55, is accused of killing siblings Lulu and Leo Kim, ages 6 and 2 years old in their Upper West Side apartment on Oct.

Defense in nanny slay trial wraps up case with expert witness . Defense lawyers for nightmare nanny Yoselyn Ortega wrapped up their case Friday. Ortega, 55, is accused of killing siblings Lulu and Leo Kim, ages 6 and 2 years old in their Upper West Side apartment on Oct.

Defense expert witness Phillip Resnick, who consulted on the “Unabomber” case insisted on the witness stand that Ortega was telling the truth when she said she did not remember stabbing the children in their bathroom. Ortega’s alleged amnesia was a symptom of the “dissociative” episode she experienced as she heard the devil’s voice telling her to commit the crime, Resnick testified.

Prosecutors argued that Ortega’s behavior afterward reveals that she feigned forgetting.

“Doesn't it inform you that when she wakes up and she has her throat cut and in fact she had murdered the children that she doesn’t have to ask what happened because she knew what happened…?” prosecutor asked.

“That is certainly one theory but that is not the explanation that is most likely,” Resnick said.

Ortega’s first words after the ordeal laid blame the blame for her actions on the dead children’s mother, according to earlier police testimony.

Prosecutors will call their own mental health experts this week.

Jurors who sent killer nanny to jail didn't believe her defense .
Manhattan jurors who sent a killer nanny to jail for the rest of her life said they anguished over the decision, and the emotional trial. Shortly after finding Yoselyn Ortega guilty in the grisly stabbing deaths of two children she cared for in their Upper West Side apartment, the men and women who sat through her trial said they had a hard time buying the woman’s insanity defense.“We could not find strongly credible proof that the defendant was not aware and able to recognize what was going on,” said juror David Curtis.

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