You hire nannies to help take care of your kids — not plot to kill, maim, or feed poop to them, right? You’d hope so, but this batch of truly terrible nannies apparently missed that memo. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Upper West Side Nanny Kills 2 Of Her Charges Before Trying To Kill Herself
This one was before CrimeFeed’s time, but it gripped the country with its unique breed of horror. Back in 2012, Yoselyn Ortega, who was 50 at the time, killed Lucia and Leo Krim, ages 6 and 2 respectively, in a NYC bathroom while their mom was out picking up her other child from a swim lesson.
It was a gruesome crime — Ortega stabbed the two children and then tried to slit her own throat (she survived). She reportedly stated that Lucia tried to fight back, to no avail.
In 2014, the New York Times reported that Ortega had apologized for her actions, saying, “Oh my God, I’m sorry…Relieve me of my misery.” Her exact motives for the killings are unclear, but the Times reported that she was having financial trouble and may have been resentful at the Krim family for overworking her. She also suffered from mental delusions, according to her lawyer.
No. Just … no. This Tempe, Ariz., nanny was busted for child abuse after allegedly making her 3-year-old charge eat her own poop. Yep, you read that right. Nicole Renee Candelaria, 27, allegedly forced her live-in paramour’s daughter to eat excrement after the child accidentally went to the bathroom in the tub.
Candelaria was busted after the little girl’s siblings told their mom about the awful incident. When she was taken to the hospital, the kiddo was also spotted with bruising on her sides, legs, and back.
In 2014, babysitter Martha Dreher was accused of trying to burn down the house her tween charges lived in. Why? Revenge for them being brats … or something. She claimed she didn’t set the fire, but security footage revealed otherwise, showing the woman strolling into the empty house and leaving 20 minutes later with the girls’ bedrooms up in flames.
She later pleaded not guilty, but did admit she felt the girls she worked with had been “disrespectful” toward her, so she apparently wanted to show them a thing or two.
This was one of the weirder stories CrimeFeed has come across lately, which is saying a lot. Back in November, a 21-year-old Massachusetts-based babysitter was busted for allegedly abducting a 2-year-old girl she’d previously taken care of — before being fired, that is.
After being let go, Abigail Hanna reportedly broke into the child’s house, kidnapped the tot while she was sleeping, and took the little girl on a hell ride. The 2-year-old was found by Good Samaritans on the side of the road a few hours later — naked and bruised, with her head inexplicably shaved and with cigarette burns on her body.
When you’ve gotta tan, you’ve gotta tan? At least that’s how it went for Portland, Oregon’s Kristin Marie Jones, who was arrested in 2014 after allegedly leaving her toddler and infant charges locked inside her blazing-hot Dodge Caravan with the windows up. All so she could pay a visit to Sunblaze Tanning Salon, of course.