Yoselin Ortega, who was convicted of first-degree murder last month after stabbing two children to death in their Manhattan apartment, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday afternoon. “I am very sorry for what I’ve done, but I hope no one goes through what I went through,” Ortega said before her sentence was read. “My life is in the the hands of God, and I ask for forgiveness.” She then went on to tearfully describe how she was unable to go to her doctors appointments and had to pay a fee because of her nannying duties. “I really feel that deep in my soul...God is up there.” Ortega was found guilty in April of killing Leo Krim, 2, and Lucia Krim, 6. “My family and I, we create and built. The defendant and her family, they destroy and ruin,” their mother, Marina Krim, said in court on Monday, according to the New York Post. “The defendant set out to destroy what Kevin and I had created and built — an inspired, happy, thriving family. But she failed.” Ortega’s legal team attempted to argue that Ortega heard voices telling her to kill the children, and should not be held responsible for the crime.
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