The nanny accused of fatally stabbing two young children in the Upper West Side awoke from a coma last Sunday, and is reportedly speaking for the first time about her strained relationship with the children's parents.
The New York Post spoke to a police official privy to Yoselyn Ortega's statements. The source described tension between Ortega and the Krims.
“She said something like, ‘I’m paid to watch the children, not clean up and do housework.' There was friction between her and the family," the officer said.
The Krims reportedly spoke to Ortega about her job performance a month prior to the alleged murders, telling the nanny she would be let go if she did not improve on her extra duties.
Last Sunday, Ortega emerged from a medically induced coma after attempting to take her own life. In October, the mother of the children, Marina Krim, walked into the bathroom to find her children dead in the bathtub.
Upon turning on the lights, Krim witnessed Ortega stabbing herself in the neck.
Since the brutal stabbings, those close to Ortega have described a depressed woman under financial stress. Her sister Celia said she just "snapped."