Monday 11 December 2017

Nanny arrested as TV executive’s children found with throat slit

Marina Krim with her children
Marina Krim with her children

Chris Francescani

THE nanny for a top TV executive has been arrested after two children in her care were found stabbed to death in their plush New York apartment.

The children’s mother, Marina Krim, 38, discovered the bodies of the little boy and girl, Leo, 2, and Lulu, 6, yesterday in their apartment at 57 West 75th Street, near Central Park, on Manhattan's affluent Upper West Side.

Their father is Kevin Krim, an executive with TV network CNBC.

Police said the children suffered "multiple stab wounds" and were pronounced dead at the scene.

"It's about the worst thing you can hear or imagine," New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said.

The nanny was lying on the bathroom floor and had stabbed herself in the neck, police said. A bloody kitchen knife lay on the floor nearby.

The 50-year-old nanny, who was not identified, was taken to a nearby hospital and was under arrest. She was listed in critical but stable condition, police.

Marina Krim had returned home with a third child, three-year-old Nessie, after the girl's swimming lesson.

She saw that the apartment was dark and returned to the lobby to ask the doorman if the nanny and kids had gone out. The doorman said no, and she returned to the apartment to make the grisly discovery, he said.

A neighbour heard the mother's screams and called 911. She said she also could hear the building's superintendent, who had arrived on the scene, yelling: "You slit her throat! You slit her throat!"

The children's father returned from a business trip after the tragedy. Police met him at the airport when he arrived and notified him of the tragedy.

Krim is a senior vice president and general manager of CNBC Digital. He moved to CNBC in March from Bloomberg LLP, where he was global head of Bloomberg Digital. A graduate of Harvard University, Krim was also a former executive at Yahoo.

Neighbours said the children's mother was a doctor.

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