updated 11/04/2012 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/04/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
Yoselyn Ortega, the Upper West Side nanny who was accused of killing the two young children she cared for in their apartment on Oct. 25, was charged with first-degree murder on Saturday night, police told the New York Times.
According to the report, Ortega, 50, was able to speak with police on Saturday afternoon from her bed at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. They had delayed charging her because she was being intubated and treated for self-inflicted wounds after she stabbed herself in the throat and cut her wrists.
A police spokesperson declined to share more information with the Times about Ortega’s motive or her health and when she is expected to be released from the hospital. She currently remains there under police guard.