Yoselyn Ortega, the woman accused of murdering two children she was caring for, woke up in the hospital yesterday and is "talking a little," reports the New York Post. Ortega — who broke a vertebrae in her attempt to commit suicide, has undergone surgery, and is still intubated — lives in Harlem with her 17-year-old son, her sister, and her niece, and though she asked about her family, she did not answer questions about the deaths of Lucia Krim, 6, and brother Leo, 2:

Ortega, 50, has lawyered up and won't answer questions, said one source. She did speak to her doctor and "asked about her family," the source said.


She has not yet been charged; a police official explains: "We wouldn't charge a hospitalized suspect under these circumstances until an interview was conducted after consulting with doctors on the subject's condition."

[NY Post, Newser]