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Manhattan slayings are a mother’s worst nightmare

The talk of the past week has, of course, been about Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, which overtook another recent, horrific story: the slaying of two children in Manhattan. Many of the moms I know could hardly bear to read the story of the Upper West Side mother who came home to discover that the family nanny had allegedly killed two of her charges before stabbing herself. The nanny remains hospitalized.

On Oct. 25, Marina Krim returned home to her W. 75th Street apartment to find her 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter stabbed to death. Krim had been out with her 3-year-old daughter at a swimming lesson. Her husband, Kevin, a senior vice president for CNBC Digital, found out about the murders when police met his airplane from the West Coast.

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