Woman killed her two children because she was afraid the father might get full custody


A day after 30 year old Brandi Worley’s husband filed for divorce, she decided to kill their two children, a 7 year old boy and a 3 year old daughter, because she feared he might get custody of the children after their separation. Brandi herself admitted to the crime moments after committing it, calling 911 and informing them “I just stabbed myself and killed my children”. Police dispatched a team to the home on South Madison Street, who confirmed what the woman had said and arrested her.

Brandi used a knife to kill Tyler, 7, and Charlee, 3, according to the court documents. Both children were found inside the girl’s bedroom with stab wounds to their neck. Police found a Kabar style combat knife on the floor of the room. According to court documents, Worley told police her husband was divorcing her and going to take the children. She said, “I did not want him taking them, so I stabbed them.”

The two children

Brandi, who initially pleaded “not guilty” to the charges is changing her plea to defense of insanity, after an audio recording of her 911 call was played in court for all to hear. Worley and her lawyer now have 15 days to complete her mental evaluation and file their defense. In the audio recording, Brandi could be heard speaking calmly and clearly, as she explained to the 911 dispatcher why she killed her children. Listen to the full audio below: