CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — A central Indiana woman who admitted fatally stabbing her young son and daughter has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
Thirty-year-old Brandi Worley of Darlington entered the plea Tuesday via video from Montgomery County Jail, where she was transferred to Monday after being released from a hospital. Worley was hospitalized and treated for self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck after the Nov. 17 attack that left her children, 7-year-old Tyler and 3-year-old Charlee, dead.
Court documents say Worley told police officers she used a combat knife to kill the children and stab herself because she didn't want her husband to take the children from her. Her husband, Jason Worley, had filed for divorce.
Jason Worley told officers he was asleep downstairs when his wife attacked their children.
Brandi Worley even confessed in her 911 call:
Dispatcher: Whats going on there?
Worley: I just stabbed myself and I killed my two children
Dispatcher: You stabbed yourself and killed your two children?
Worley: Mm hmm
Dispatcher: What caused you to do this today?
Worley: My husband wanted a divorce and wanted to take my kids. I don’t want him to have my kids.