Indiana mother charged with murder in children’s stabbing deaths enters not guilty plea

Brandi Worley

Brandi Worley

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.

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.