Marina Krim and killer nanny had “epic argument” the day before the murders

(Note: see also The Thinking Housewife’s discussion of an NYT article about the case.)

Everything in yesterday’s Daily Mail’s article (copied below) supports what we have said before: by being too close to her children’s nanny, Marina Krim inadvertently established the conditions for Yoselyn Ortega’s insane rage which led her to murder Krim’s children. Ortega was the Krims’ employee. But the Krims also treated Ortega as part of their family, even spending several days with Ortega and Ortega’s relatives in the Dominican Republic. As a result, when problems arose with regard to Ortega’s work performance, Ortega was not just being criticized and threatened with possible dismissal by her employer, she felt she was being betrayed by the woman who had led her to think of herself as part of Krim’s family.

The relationship between employer and employee, which is based on a contractual exchange of work for money and which can end any time if the exchange becomes unsatisfactory to either party, is fundamentally different from the relationship between family members, which is based on enduring ties.

Boundaries—between employer and employee, between officers and enlisted men, between males and females, between native and foreigner, between white and nonwhite—exist for good reasons. Over and over we see how the liberal compulsion to topple all boundaries, in the name of human fraternity and equality, unleashes envy, hatred, evil, and violence on the part of the “less privileged” party against the “more privileged” party.

And all this is in addition to the fact that there was something so obviously wrong with Yoselyn Ortega that the Krims should not have hired her at all.

Here is the article:

The nanny accused of stabbing two young children to death at their home before slitting her own throat told police she was involved in an vicious argument with the children’s mother one day before the brutal homicides.

Quoting an unidentified law enforcement source, RadarOnline reports that nanny Yoselyn Ortega ‘told NYPD detectives that she was involved in an epic argument with Marina Krim the day before the children were tragically murdered.’

‘Yoselyn also said that when she left at the end of the day before the murders, Marina ignored her when she said good-bye and this made her very, very angry,’ Radar’s source continued.

Yoselyn became extremely animated when she discussed the incident with police, telling officers that she had numerous disagreements with mother Marina about how the kids were being cared for.

Marina didn’t think Yoselyn was interacting with the kids enough and was giving them junk food when she was out of sight.

Ortega told police when she woke up from her coma that she was angry because the family wanted her to clean as well as look after the children.

While being interrogated Yoselyn repeatedly asked about her family and asked how they were doing.

She didn’t express remorse or cry when talking about Lucia and Leo’s murders.

‘It was rather shocking to cops because of the gruesome crime scene that Yoselyn didn’t express any emotion when speaking of the kids. Everything was just rather matter of fact,’ Radar’s source reported.

Yoselyn was not on medication Saturday and still seemed ‘spacy’ during the hospital room chat.

A Dominican Republic native, Ortega was questioned by police after allegedly butchered six-year-old Lucia and two-year-old Leo while they were under her care at an Upper West Side, Manhattan, apartment last week.

Law enforcement officials told the New York Post that Mr and Mrs Krim asked their financially-strapped nanny to do simple housework as a way to earn money, thinking they were doing her a good turn. All this did was enrage her.

‘She said something like, “I’m paid to watch the children, not clean up and do housework”,’ a law-enforcement source said of Yoselyn Ortega’s statements to police after she woke up from a medically-induced coma on Sunday.

‘There was friction between her and the family.’

In Ortega’s brief statement to police, she said her employers had arranged to give her an extra five hours a week in housekeeping work to help her make more money, law-enforcement sources told the Post.

‘They were asking her to clean and do housework and she was unhappy because it interfered with her doctor’s appointments.’

It was also revealed today that Marina and Kevin Krim were worried about Ortega’s job performance in the weeks leading up to the October 25 slaying and had told her that if she didn’t improve her job performance they might need to replace her.

A law-enforcement source told the Post: ‘She was told that if she didn’t improve her work, she would be let go.’

Last week, the mother of CNBC executive Kevin Krim said that the young family treated Ortega, as they would one of their own, ‘bending over backwards’ to help her and even buying plane tickets so she could fly to the Dominican Republic with them.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 06, 2012 03:39 PM | Send

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