I know she did it, you know she did it, and she knows she did it. So why is child-slaying nanny Yoselyn Ortega pleading not guilty?
Really? Working harder to make more money is grounds for murder? This caused her such angst that she felt compelled to slay two innocent children.
What a concept. Work hard and you can take a life or two. I can just imagine the horror she felt when her bosses told her she could make more money if she worked more. My oh my. What was that inhuman family thinking.
All together now: “Oh I’m sorry, I have financial troubles and I resent having to work.”
Well there’s a good enough reason. Excuse me but I have to go and get a knife and slash my employer to death.
Reasonable — ain’t it?
Yeah, yeah, I know — innocent until proven guilty. Blah, blah, blah.
But we know she’s guilty — she was caught red handed, literally with the knife in her hand.
Not merely guilty but a whole lot of nervy too. From her hospital bed she had the unmitigated cheek to ask not to have the press present at her bedside arraignment.
What a sham. Plead not guilty then ask for special consideration.
Two innocents are dead at her hands and “she does not wish.” Who gives a damn what she wishes.
Ortega gave up any right to her “wishes” the minute she picked up that knife.
If she was so worried about the press being present, she should have plead guilty, requested the judge to lock the cell door behind her, and throw away the key, thereby effectively saving us, the taxpayers, loads of money in a needless trial and the parents a whole lot of pain and suffering in having to relive that horror again in court.
No trial, no press, no problem.
Thank god judge Lewis Bart Stone refused the request.
But I would have told her to be thankful she was in a nice warm bed in a hospital instead of a cell in Rikers.
Oh, and stop asking for any special favors.
Not for Nuthin,™ I know public defenders have to do their jobs to the best of their abilities but making pleas of not-guilty when they know the client is guilty as sin and asking for privacy from the press shouldn’t be part of it.
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