$3M bond for Addison man charged with fatally stabbing wife

A DuPage County judge today set bond at $3 million dollars for Kurtis Worley, who is accused of murdering his wife and stabbing his stepson in their home in suburban Addison.

At a hearing this morning, Worley kept his head down as a DuPage County prosecutor laid out the case against him.  She told the judge Worley was upset because his wife wanted a divorce, and he stabbed her in the head and face about ten times because she refused to have sex with him one last time.

Worley is charged with first-degree murder and domestic battery.  The battery charge is in connection with the stabbing of one of his stepsons.

Addison police went to the Worley family home in the 900 block of North Craig Place just after 3 a.m. Friday.  Martha Worley’s 15- and 12-year-old sons had called 911.

Prosecutors say the boys heard their mother screaming for her bedroom.  They could not get in because the door was locked.  Kurtis Worley then opened the door.  He was naked and stabbed the older boy in his throat.

When police and paramedics finally got into the bedroom they found Martha Worley, 39, in bed with head wounds and facial lacerations.  She died at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Police found Kurtis Worley lying on the bedroom floor with self-inflicted stab wounds to his wrists and neck.  Investigators recovered a bloody knife and box cutter from the couple’s bedroom.

The couple also has a 9-year-old daughter.  She was not home at the time.

The boy who was stabbed in the throat remains hospitalized.  He will need to undergo rehab to get his voice back.

Kurtis Worley asked for a public defender.  His next court date is set for August 26.

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