Nanny told prosecution expert devil didn't tell her to kill kids

She may have damned herself.

The nanny on trial for slaughtering two kids in her care undermined her own insanity defense in 2016 when she repeatedly admitted to a prosecution expert that commands from the devil had nothing to do with it.

On Monday, the jury in Yoselyn Ortega’s trial saw video of her unequivocal denials to hearing voice instructions from Satan — which her defense team now argues were behind the murderous knife attack in which she killed Lulu and Leo Krim, 6 and 2, on Oct. 25, 2012.

“Do you remember [the devil] at all talking to you? ... Taking control of your body? … Had you ever thought the devil was doing this to you?” asked psychologist Ali Khadvi.

“No,” Ortega, who sounded coherent, responded firmly.

At times she even looked confused at Khadvi’s questions — as if she was surprised as to why the head doctor was asking her about the alleged evil influences.

Footage of the incriminating interview — conducted July 27, 2016 — was shown to riveted jurors at Ortega's first-degree murder trial during Khadivi’s testimony in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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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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Khadivi, who was the first of the DA’s witnesses in the rebuttal case, said the 55-year-old suspect was just “experiencing the symptoms of anxiety and depression” when she fatally attacked the helpless victims and plunged a knife into her own neck inside the Krim family’s W. 75th St apartment.

“I believe she was not experiencing symptoms of psychosis nor was she experiencing any dissociative episode,” said Khadivi, rebutting the testimony of two defense experts.

The most powerful evidence against the deranged former child caretaker may be the video of her own words.

The video shows Ortega, dressed in tan jail scrubs, unemotional and lucid as she answered Khadivi’s questions through a Spanish interpreter.

“Starting September until the time of the incident did you ever heard voices telling you to kill yourself or kill [THE KRIM] children?

“No, I don’t remember,” she said.

Ali Khadivi — who interviewed Ortega for 9 1/2 hours — testified that there was a strong likelihood she faked psychotic symptoms after her arrest.

She claimed not to remember anything about the horrific things prosecutors say she did that day. The older child was stabbed and slashed about 30 times and the smaller one suffered five knife wounds, including the fatal one across the throat that nearly reached his spinal column.

“So, what do you think happened?” Khadivi said.

“This is what I ask myself,” Ortega responded.

Khadivi — who interviewed Ortega for 9 1/2 hours — testified that there was a strong likelihood she faked psychotic symptoms after her arrest.

Defense doctors said they relied heavily on Ortega’s own reports of having seen and heard commands from the devil and other voices to conclude that she was too mentally ill to be held accountable for the children’s murders.

If convicted, Ortega faces life in prison. If the jury adopts her defense, she’ll likely spend the rest of her life in a psychiatric facility.

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