Upper West Side nanny charged with fatally stabbing two children to face jury

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Monday, February 5, 2018
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Joe Torres has more on an Upper West Side nanny who is set to face a jury for the killing of two children.

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Manhattan nanny charged with killing two children in 2012 is set to face a jury.

Prosecutors say Yoselyn Ortega stabbed herself in the neck after killing a six-year-old and a two-year-old in the bathroom of their family's home on the Upper West Side.

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

Ortega faces a possible sentence of life behind bars.

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