Jury looks at wounds on ‘killer nanny’ after murder of two kids

Horrified jurors seated on the trial of the Upper West Side nanny who butchered two tots were forced to look at more graphic images Monday , this time of the accused murderer’s own injuries suffered during her failed suicide bid.

One juror grabbed her hair and pulled it in front of her face when confronted with a blown-up image of a gaping, self-inflicted stab wound in Yos elyn Ortega’s neck, a photo taken in the emergency room following the murders of little Lucia and Leo Krim .

Another juror closed his eyes and shuddered.

Ortega plunged one of the knifes she used to butcher the 6- and 2-year-old into her own throat as their mother, Marina Krim, walked into the bathroom, according to prosecutors. Ortega’s lawyers are mounting an insanity defense.

Jurors looked at a series of images, including “hesitation” marks on the 55-year-old’s wrists, which Dr. Jonathan Arden called “very, very superficial.”

The forensic expert testified that, based on the medical images, Ortega drew the blade across her right wrist once and her left wrist three times before deciding to slit her own throat.

The next set of gory photos show a shallow slice across the nanny’s neck, which Arden said he believes she made before turning the blade and plunging it, twice, into her own throat — leaving a jagged, gaping hole. The stomach-churning image was projected for the entire courtroom to see.

The photo, in which Ortega’s face is obscured by blue hospital dressing, was taken in the hours after the Oct. 25, 2012 bloodbath, the doctor said.

The force with which Ortega stabbed herself twice in the neck — pulling the blade out and plunging it in deeper — was so great she broke her neck in the process, Arden testified.

Jurors visibly recoiled as d efense attorney Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg then re-introduced a crime scene photo that shows the six-inch kitchen knife laying next to her blood-soaked client, whose arm is so awash in blood her skin glows red.

The white tiles beneath Ortega’s body are so bloodied they appear a light red.

Ortega, who is mounting an insanity defense, claims she’d been “touched by the devil” and doesn’t recall the murders.

Prosecutors, who are not required to prove motive, claim she killed the children to get back at their mother for a series of petty slights.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Ortega faces life behind bars. If found not guilty by reason of insanity, she will be committed to a psychiatric facility indefinitely.

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