Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny who killed the two grandchildren in her care in Manhattan in 2012, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday with no possibility of release.

This 56-year-old Dominican woman, whose gesture inspired writer Leïla Slimani with the novel “Chanson Douce” (Prix Goncourt 2016), had unsuccessfully pleaded the folly for the double murder of Leo and Lucia Krim, aged two and six, respectively, on October 25, 2012.

But after a six-week trial, and despite the testimony of psychiatrists who felt that Ortega was suffering from psychosis and was in a “dissociative” state at the time of the crime, a popular jury found her to be fully guilty on April 18. two murders.

Judge Gregory Carro on Monday followed the petition of parents Krim and the prosecutor, who believed that Ortega, a “narcissistic malevolent”, the “evil in the pure state”, should be deprived of any “hope” to ever find freedom .