Marina Krim rips nanny Yoselyn Ortega, who's accused of killing her kids: 'You're disgusting'

The trial for a Manhattan nanny accused of fatally stabbing her two young charges has begun.

In 2012, Yoselyn Ortega, 55, allegedly killed 6-year-old Lulu and 20-month-old Leo Krim, a crime for which her attorney is arguing that she is "not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect."

The trusted protector had worked for Marina and Kevin Krim for about two years when she was reportedly found trying to slit her own throat as the children lay dead in the bathtub.

Now, six years on, the mother who discovered the bodies of her own kids faced Ortega as she testified in court Thursday.

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Yoselyn Ortega (L), nanny who is accused of killing Lucia and Leo Krim, ages 6 and 2 respectively, arrives for a hearing for her trial at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, July 8, 2013. Ortega was discovered with the two children and a knife as she attempted to slit her own throat but was discovered by the children's mother, Marina Krim, who was returning home with her 3-year-old daughter. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
A makeshift memorial is left outside the Krim family apartment in New York, October 28, 2012. A nanny, YoSelyn Ortega, had been employed by the family of Kevin and Marina Krim for two years before she killed their children and attempted suicide on Thursday in the family's luxury apartment, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES)
The scene outside upper West Side apartment at W. 75th St., where nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, killed children of media executive, Kevin Krim. The children, Leo, 2 and Lucia, 6, were found in a bathtub with multiple stab wounds. (Photo by James Keivom/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Daily News front page March 9, 2013 - Headline: SCAR FACE - Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny who allegedly ended the lives of two young children and tried to end her own life made her first public appearance in court. (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: A woman cries after laying flowers in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Flowers lie in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Yoselyn Ortega (L), nanny who is accused of killing Lucia and Leo Krim, ages 6 and 2 respectively, arrives for a hearing for her trial at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, July 8, 2013. Ortega was discovered with the two children and a knife as she attempted to slit her own throat but was discovered by the children's mother, Marina Krim, who was returning home with her 3-year-old daughter. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Yoselyn Ortega (L), nanny who is accused of killing Lucia and Leo Krim, ages 6 and 2 respectively, arrives for a hearing for her trial at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, July 8, 2013. Ortega was discovered with the two children and a knife as she attempted to slit her own throat but was discovered by the children's mother, Marina Krim, who was returning home with her 3-year-old daughter. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
A young girl looks at a makeshift memorial left outside the Krim family apartment in New York, October 28, 2012. A nanny, YoSelyn Ortega, had been employed by the family of Kevin and Marina Krim for two years before she killed their children and attempted suicide on Thursday in the family's luxury apartment, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES)
Home of Milades Ortega, 58, sister of accused homicidal Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega in the Los Alamos neighborhood of Santiago, Dominican Republic Saturday October 27, 2012. (Photo by David Handschuh/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Angel Colone prays in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Milades Ortega, 58, sister of accused homicidal Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega,cries as she looks at photos of her sister in her Los Alamos, Dominican Republic home Saturday October 27, 2012. (Photo by David Handschuh/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
A man looks at a makeshift memorial left outside the Krim family apartment in New York, October 28, 2012. A nanny, YoSelyn Ortega, had been employed by the family of Kevin and Marina Krim for two years before she killed their children and attempted suicide on Thursday in the family's luxury apartment, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES)
Journalists wait outside of the apartment building where Yoselyn Ortega lives in New York, October 26, 2012. New York police on Friday are hoping to interview the critically wounded nanny suspected of stabbing to death two children of a CNBC television executive in the family's luxury Manhattan apartment. Ortega, 50, who police say cut her own throat, has not been charged because police have not been able to interview her. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
The scene outside upper West Side apartment at W. 75th St., where nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, killed children of media executive, Kevin Krim. The children, Leo, 2 and Lucia, 6, were found in a bathtub with multiple stab wounds. (Photo by James Keivom/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
A young girl looks at a makeshift memorial left outside the Krim family apartment in New York, October 28, 2012. A nanny, YoSelyn Ortega, had been employed by the family of Kevin and Marina Krim for two years before she killed their children and attempted suicide on Thursday in the family's luxury apartment, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES)
A journalist knocks the door's apartment where Yoselyn Ortega lives in New York, October 26, 2012. New York police on Friday are hoping to interview the critically wounded nanny suspected of stabbing to death two children of a CNBC television executive in the family's luxury Manhattan apartment. Ortega, 50, who police say cut her own throat, has not been charged because police have not been able to interview her. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: A woman leaves flowers in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: A woman cries after laying flowers in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: The building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment stands on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A family walks past a makeshift memorial left outside the Krim family apartment in New York, October 28, 2012. A nanny, YoSelyn Ortega, had been employed by the family of Kevin and Marina Krim for two years before she killed their children and attempted suicide on Thursday in the family's luxury apartment, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Irene Dupuis lays flowers in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Scene outside upper West Side apartment at W. 75th St., where nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, killed children of media executive, Kevin Krim. The children, Leo, 2 and Lucia, 6, were found in a bathtub with multiple stab wounds. (Photo by James Keivom/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: A man leaves flowers in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Paul J. Browne, New York City Police Department's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, speaks outside upper West Side apartment at W. 75th St., where nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, killed children of media executive, Kevin Krim. The children, Leo, 2 and Lucia, 6, were found in a bathtub with multiple stab wounds. (Photo by James Keivom/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: People walk by flowers and messages that have been left in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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She grew emotional as she recounted how she entered her unusually quiet upper west side apartment and found the lifeless bodies of her two "best friends."

Before stepping down from the witness stand, Krim angrily shouted at Ortega: "You're gross! You're disgusting!" 

Ortega faces two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. If convicted, she faces life in prison.

Following the deaths of the children, the Krims launched a charity, the Lulu & Leo Fund, to raise money for children's art programs. The fund's Facebook account often posts updates about the Krims and their family.

A year after witnessing that horror, she and Kevin Krim welcomed another child, Felix, in October 2013. The couple has another daughter, Nessie, who was 3 at the time of the murders.

"With each new baby, we feel a special and closer connection to Lulu and Leo, who are a constant presence in their siblings’ looks, gestures and voices," the couple wrote on Facebook.

More recently, the couple posted a video message asking people to mention the fund as their case becomes news again as a means of turning the tragedy into something constructive.

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