October 25th, 2012
10:38 PM ET

New York mom finds two young children dead, nanny bleeding

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 mother, 38, had just returned around 5:30 p.m. to the family apartment on Manhattan's West Side with her 3-year-old daughter, who she had just taken to swimming lessons, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

All the lights were out in the residence, so she went downstairs to ask the doorman whether her two other children and their nanny had gone outside. After the doorman said they had not, the mother went back upstairs and started looking around, Kelly said.

Peering into a bathroom, she let out a scream upon finding her 1-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter stabbed to death in the bathtub, according to police.

The children's 50-year-old nanny was on the bathroom floor unconscious and bleeding from what appeared to be self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck, Kelly said. A kitchen knife sat next to her, according to police spokesman Paul Browne.

A neighbor, Sandy Marcus, told CNN that she called 911 after hearing the mother's screams. Another neighbor recalled it was hard to ascertain what was going on since "everybody was screaming."

The children were taken to Roosevelt Hospital and pronounced dead.

The father of the children is Kevin Krim, an executive with CNBC , several officials familiar with the investigation said.

The nanny is at St. Luke's Hospital, also in New York, in critical but stable condition, according to Kelly. No charges have been filed yet in the case, he added.

Klein described the family at the center of the horror as "all-American" and "lovely."

"It's like something you read about in the papers, in some distant country, but never on your floor," she said.

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  1. Portland tony

    Sad, so sad!

    October 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    This is just awful...I cannot imagine the pain that poor mother is going through...
    My deepest sympathy for her and her family at this trying time.

    October 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Momiss

    Awul! Got the chills after reading this

    October 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. genomega1

    How about the rest of the story, who or what was this nanny? Back in the day of real reporting we had information like who, where, when, what and why.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      "Back in the day" news also wasn't available in print minutes after it happened, idiot.

      October 26, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. 1608

    what the l is going on in NYC? this and a cop who wants to cook and eat women's body parts,

    October 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    And how can commissioner Kelly tell at this point the *appeared to be self inflicted stab wounds* ?

    October 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    And how can commissioner Kelly tell at this point the *appeared to be self inflicted stab wounds* ?
    As mother I my heart does go out to this women in this excruciating painful time.

    October 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Oops, didn't think my post went thru. excusie for the double post

    October 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    You want to fill me in on why you're attacking me?
    I work my hiney off every day, and with the rarity that I do post, why was I brought up?
    I have nothing to do with who ever you are.
    I'll thank you to keep me out of the drama... please.

    October 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. There's gotta be a reasonable explanation;

    nanny joined the baby's sitter's fightclub and they lost...

    October 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hide Behind

    Why is reason sought when crimes of insanity occur, do you search for a pill a majic cure there be no such thing.
    Inanity is stages of sanity without borders in a world where insanity is typed. catagorized until all are judge slightly insane. some more than their neighbors others less.
    Ask another if they be sane yet they have their little idiocncracys that you eonder at even though they assure you,Of course I'm sane," and they wondering at your sanity ask right back with mostly hidden offense "Why. what made you ask such a dumb thing
    Today sane tomorrow who can tell, so if you live in fear just incarcerate yourself and let the rest of us live who fear not an insane world.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    The mother should have stayed at home instead of trying to make more $$$ and taking advantage of a minority by paying minimum wage!

    October 26, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • jaime

      If you would have read the story you would have know that the mother was at swimming lessons with her 3 year old... Get your facts straight before you pass judgement you coldhearted animal.

      October 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mike carver

    your morning ancor just stated "we all have nannys". Really? She is out of touch. Disapline or replace.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • mike carver

      Sorry my 10 yr old was asking me a question, 'Discipline'.

      October 26, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Nacho

    Did you notice how the media hiddens important facts? This horrible crime does not fit what they want us to think. The same murder made by other citizens to other ones would have been shown with deep detail citing even reasons and motivations (probably invented). The remaining idea is that "she had just bad luck", but no further data is given so we can't guess what's going on in this society.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cocopuf

    My sincere heartfelt condolences goes to the family.

    October 27, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |