The latest case of nanny-abuse, reported in The New York Post today, has some complicating factors that keep it from being the regular sob-story of rich parents gone wrong.
Namely that the nanny in question, 50-year-old Chilean native Felicitas del Carmen Villanueva Garnica, has been diagnosed with encephalitis after running away from the “captivity” of her former employees, whom she has worked for since 2010. As anyone who has been watching Hannibal this season can tell you, the condition, an inflammation of the brain, most commonly manifests itself in patients with seizures, loss of memory and vivid hallucinations.
This is not to imply that Ms. Villanueva’s claims are any less legitimate, only that any private defense attorney worth their salt will most likely use the nanny’s psychiatric and medical records, such as they are, to their clients’ benefit. Read More