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Woman Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Her Children, Aged Three And Seven, With A Combat Knife

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A central Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the fatal stabbings of her young children after her husband filed for divorce. 

Brandi Worley’s plea agreement was accepted Friday in Montgomery Circuit Court.

Police said Worley, 31, of Darlington, called 911 admitting she just killed her children, seven-year-old son Tyler and three-year-old daughter Charlee.

 First responders found the children dead at the family’s Darlington home about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

Court documents showed that Worley told police she killed the children because she didn’t want her husband, Jason Worley, to take them.

At the time Brandi Worley was hospitalized and treated for self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck following the tragic killings.

Worley said in a 911 call released at the time and obtained by The Indy Channel: ‘I just stabbed myself and I killed my two children.’

The dispatcher asked her: ‘You stabbed yourself and killed your two children?’

Brandi Worley answered: ‘My husband wanted to divorce and wanted to take my kids. I don’t want him to have my kids.’

She told the dispatcher she stabbed herself in the neck, saying: ‘There’s blood everywhere.’

The dispatcher asked Worley how she was feeling at one point. The mother said that she was ‘just tired,’ explaining ‘I took a lot of Benadryl’.

ourt documents said 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 one day before the children were killed.

He was sleeping in the basement when the killings took place. Worley will be sentenced on March 19.

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