>> The children were found in the tub. They were clothed.>> The trial gets underway Thursday for an unthinkable crime. Nanny Yoselyn Ortega accused of murdering two children in her care in the family's luxury Manhattan apartment in 2012. The case grabbing international headlines for being every parent's worst nightmare.
The question here not one of who did it, but whether or not a jury will accept a plea of insanity by the defense. Reuters reporter, Alice Popovici.>> Jury selection just ended last week, after a drawn-out process that started on February 5th. I think what was so difficult in this case, particularly difficult, was finding 12 people and 6 alternates who could be impartial in such a horrific case.
>> Ortega was hired by Marina Krim and her husband Kevin, a former executive at CNBC, two years before the killing. In 2012, Marina came home with her then three-year-old daughter to find her two other children dead in a bathtub. Six-year-old Lulu and her two-year-old brother Leo, both stabbed to death.
>> The nanny was standing over them with a knife that she then started to stab herself with.>> Ortega is charged with two counts of first degree murder. In addition to their surviving daughter, the Krims have since welcomed two sons and founded a non-profit to honor the memory of their slain children.
The couple saying in a Facebook post that the next few months will be very emotional and asking their supporters to, quote, channel that emotion into positivity.