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Before trial and absent a confession, the media has labeled the nanny who allegedly slashed her own throat with enough force that she "fractured a vertebra in her neck" as the "Killer Nanny." Yoselyn Ortega allegedly killed two children of the Senior VP for CNBC Digital, which manages CNBC online content. The murders took place the day after CNBC Online posted a story that Spire Law Group had announced a $43 trillion "bankster" lawsuit which named US Attorney General Eric Holder, former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner, and other officials of the present and former administrations. The same day of the murders, CNBC took down the post, but it was then re-posted by the Wall Street Journal, where it remains.
The Capitalbay.com headline clearly gives the impression that the nanny has confessed, while duly noting in much smaller type that she has not: "Killer Nanny's Chilling Words to About Why She 'Stabbed Children to Death After Massive Fight With Their Mother.'
The headline words 'Stabbed Children to Death After Massive Fight With Their Mother' are put in quotation marks as if uttered by the nanny herself.
The article seeks to paint a picture of "friction" between the nanny and the family of the murdered children, using what often are anonymous sources. Editorializing by adding the word "ominously" the article reads:
Ortega waived her right to have a lawyer present during questioning when she ominously told the detective, 'Marina knows what happened', a source told the New York Times.The New York Times initially reported that the mother, Marina, found the nanny unconscious on the floor with her throat cut, near the murdered children. The next day, the police changed the story to the mother entering the bathroom and seeing the nanny stabbing herself in the neck. The police now say that she stabbed herself with "such force that she fractured a vertebra in her neck."
The first reporting on the murder in the NY Times begins:
A mother returned home to her luxury Upper West Side apartment on Thursday evening to find two of her children, a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, fatally stabbed in a bathtub by the family’s nanny, the authorities said. The nanny herself lay on the floor, near a bloody knife, with an apparently self-inflicted slash to her own throat.CNN reported on October 26th:
New York (CNN) -- A Manhattan mother returned home early Thursday evening to find two of her young children stabbed to death in a bathtub, as their nanny lay bleeding nearby, police said.The next day CNN drastically changed the story from police by saying:
New York (CNN) -- The New York nanny suspected in the killings of two children in her care began knifing herself when their mother entered the bathroom and saw the bodies in the bathtub, police said Friday.However, Capital Bay does not report the initial conflicting account and instead reports as a finding of fact that:
"We believe now that the nanny began to stab herself as the woman entered the room," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters in a revised account of Thursday's events.
"We initially thought that had already been done but now information is coming out that she did it as the mother entered the bathroom."
Marina Krim returned to her New York home on October 25 with her youngest daughter to find her children Lucia, six, and Leo, two, dead in a pool of blood before walking in on nanny Yoselyn Ortega stabbing herself in the throat.The Capital Bay article quotes second and third-hand sources such as "RadarOnline" now "revealing" friction between the nanny and her employer, thus prejudicing any jury pool as to the nanny's guilt or innocence:
Ortega revealed from her hospital bed that she resented her employers because they kept telling her what to do and asked her to do the housework....The children are survived by a younger sibling.
RadarOnline reported yesterday that 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.
American jurisprudence has long relied on the firm presumption of innocence before a finding of guilt by a jury. Courts have found that media coverage which greatly taints the mindset of the public from which jurors will be drawn must be considered, in legal jargon, "poisoning the well," or "poisoning the jury pool."