Montgomery County mother accused of stabbing her 2 children to death enters not guilty plea

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Brandi Worley

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UPDATE (Jan. 19, 2018)-- Brandi Worley pleaded guilty to two counts of murder on Jan. 19, 2018. Read more here.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ind. – An Indiana mother accused of stabbing her two children to death earlier this month pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.

Brandi Worley appeared via video for her initial hearing in a Montgomery County courtroom. A judge set her trial date for April 11.

4 Fast Facts

  • Mother charged with murder enters not guilty plea in court
  • Brandi Worley accused of stabbing her 7-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter to death
  • The children were killed in their Darlington home on Nov. 17
  • Worley told police she killed her children because she was getting a divorce and didn't want their father to have them

Worley is charged with murder in the deaths of Tyler Worley, 7, and Charlee Worley, 3, at their home in Darlington in the early morning hours of Nov. 17. Worley then stabbed herself in the neck, police said.

Tyler and Charlee Worley/Photo provided by family
Tyler and Charlee Worley/Photo provided by family

Worley spent more than a week in the hospital before being booked into the Montgomery County Jail. According to court documents, Worley’s husband planned to divorce her and she admitted she killed the children to keep him from taking them.

The children’s father, Jason Worley, said he and Brandi were having trouble with their marriage. He filed for divorce on Nov. 16, the day before the killings. He was asleep in the basement when the children were killed.

Brandi Worley is charged with two counts of murder. Montgomery County Prosecutors Joseph Buser said the murder trial will the first one in the county in at least six years.

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