NEW YORK (AP) — A nanny accused in the stabbing deaths of two children at their upscale Manhattan home pleaded not guilty Wednesday at a hospital where she’s been treated for self-inflicted stab wounds.
Yoselyn Ortega, who was handcuffed to her hospital bed and wearing a blue hair net, entered the plea through her attorney. She appeared alert but didn’t speak during the 10-minute hearing.
A judge ordered Ortega held without bail while she undergoes psychiatric exam. A court date was set for Jan. 16.
Police say that on the evening of Oct. 25, while the children’s mother was out with a third child, Ortega repeatedly stabbed 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother, Leo.