Prosecutors: Man confessed to killing his wife, held on $3M bond

An Addison man who reportedly confessed to killing his wife and later stabbing his step-son was ordered on $3 million dollars bond today.

33-year-old Kurtis Worley allegedly murdered his wife Martha in their Addison home last week.  Prosecutors say he’s confessed to the heinous crime

The couple  had been married more than 10 years and were going through a divorce.

In court today, Kurtis stood, eyes to the floor with bandaged wrists and visible wounds to his neck. Dupage County prosecutors say he tried to kill himself after he stabbed his wife over and over again early Friday morning. They say she refused to have sex with him one last time. So angry over their failing marriage, the defendant retreated to their garage overnight, drank tequila and vodka and then returned with two knives while she was sleeping.

His step-sons heard screaming from inside the couple’s bedroom and pounded on the door.  When Kurtis opened it, he was naked and stabbed the 15-year-old  in the neck. The other son, 12, called 911.

Martha Worley worked for St. Vincent DePaul’s thrift shop for close to 15 years. She is described as  a beautiful woman who loved her family and friends and was very hard working.

Coworker Simon Touma knew her marriage was ending and that Martha’s husband could be violent, but he never imagined this. It makes going to work difficult these days, he says, for everyone that knew and loved her.

“We miss her,” he says.

Kurtis Worley is expected back in court next month.

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