Jury selected in trial against NYC nanny accused of murdering two young children

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A jury has been selected in the case against a nanny accused of killing two children she was caring for on the Upper West Side.

Yoselyn Ortega, 55, is charged with murdering 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim in their home in 2012.

Opening statements in her trial will begin March 1st.

Prosecutors are hoping to prove Ortega was coherent and made a conscious decision to kill the children.

Her attorney is expected to use an insanity defense.

Ortega faces a possible sentence of life behind bars. She is currently being held without bail.

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