A Manhattan woman, Marina Krim, returned to her luxury apartment to find two of her young children, ages 2 and 6, lying dead in a bathtub, with stab wounds all over their bodies. The family's nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, had slit her own wrists and throat, but survived. Ortega, in critical condition, was in police custody but had not been charged as of late Thursday. Karen Krim, the children's paternal grandmother — mother of CNBC executive Kevin Krim, who is their father — said the parents decided to hire a nanny when the 2-year-old, Leo, was born, and were extra careful, even spending nine days with Ortega's family in the Dominican Republic beforehand. "How could she do something like that?" the grandmother said. "The children were angels."
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