The defense rests.
At the end of another day of tense expert testimony, lawyers for nightmare nanny Yoselyn Ortega wrapped up their case Friday.
Ortega, 55, is accused of killing siblings Lulu and Leo Kim, ages 6 and 2 years old in their Upper West Side apartment on Oct. 25, 2012.
Defense expert witness Phillip Resnick, who consulted on the “Unabomber” case insisted on the witness stand that Ortega was telling the truth when she said she did not remember stabbing the children in their bathroom. Ortega’s alleged amnesia was a symptom of the “dissociative” episode she experienced as she heard the devil’s voice telling her to commit the crime, Resnick testified.
Prosecutors argued that Ortega’s behavior afterward reveals that she feigned forgetting.
“Doesn't it inform you that when she wakes up and she has her throat cut and in fact she had murdered the children that she doesn’t have to ask what happened because she knew what happened…?” prosecutor asked.
“That is certainly one theory but that is not the explanation that is most likely,” Resnick said.
Ortega’s first words after the ordeal laid blame the blame for her actions on the dead children’s mother, according to earlier police testimony.
Prosecutors will call their own mental health experts next week.