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Friday, October 26, 2012
‘YOU SLIT HER THROAT!’: NANNY ARRESTED IN FATAL STABBINGS OF TWO CHILDREN
NEW YORK (AP) — A mother returned home to her luxury apartment building near Central Park on Thursday to find two of her small children stabbed to death in a bathtub and their nanny, with self-inflicted stab wounds, lying near them, police said.
The nanny, who was found near a knife, was hospitalized in critical condition and was in police custody, and authorities said she is suspected of killing the children, who were pronounced dead at a hospital.
The children’s mother entered the dark apartment with her 3-year-old and thought her other two children were out with the 50-year-old nanny, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. She went downstairs and asked the doorman at her building, La Rochelle, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, whether he’d seen them leave. When he said no, she went back upstairs and discovered her 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter in the bathroom, Kelly said. It’s unclear how many times the children were stabbed.