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Nanny again found fit for trial in children's deaths

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A New York City nanny charged with stabbing two small children to death has again been found fit for trial after asking a judge to reconsider.

A Manhattan judge reaffirmed his finding in Yoselyn Ortega's case Tuesday.

Police charged Ortega with killing Lucia Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, in October. Their mother was out picking up her third child from a swimming lesson. Ortega also cut her throat in a suicide attempt, authorities said.

She has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Defense lawyer Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg said Ortega's delusions and injuries mean she cannot understand the case.

Doctors offered diverging views of Ortega's mental state.

State Supreme Court Justice Gregory Carro also heard recorded phone calls Ortega made from jail to relatives. She sounded coherent while discussing everyday matters.

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