She Murdered Her Children With A Combat Knife Due To Marriage Problems

[Darlington, Indiana]

Brandi Worley was married to Jason Worley. They had two precious children, Tyler (7) and Charlee (3).

In 2015, Brandi began having an affair with the next door neighbor. Jason started to slightly suspect that she was being unfaithful when she added a password to her phone, but he got his confirmation when he found the sexual text messages and pictures. He decided to sit Brandi, the neighbor, and his wife down to discuss the issue. “So you love each other huh?”, he calmly asked them. The neighbor’s wife began slapping her husband as Brandi adamantly denied the cheating to Jason until she was confronted with the proof.

Jason reached his breaking point and told Brandi that he was leaving her. She replied by saying that he would never see the children again because she was going to use the fact he attempted suicide in high school as a way to prove his was an unfit parent. Out of fear that he truly would never see his children again, Jason stayed, but not without constantly thinking about the betrayal.

On November 16th, 2016, the family returned from Charlee’s dance recital. Brandi made a trip to Walmart acting as if she was going to buy pipe cleaners for one of Tyler’s school projects. However, she actually bought a Kabar combat knife. Once home, she briefly placed the knife in Tyler’s room while she discussed sleeping arrangements with Jason. Due to the infidelity and a want for divorce, Jason wasn’t sleeping in the same bed as Brandi. He headed down to the basement to sleep on an air mattress for the night, even though Brandi suggested that he sleep on the couch in the living room.

Brandi lured Tyler into Charlee’s bedroom by saying that there would be a fun sleepover there. Without warning, she lunged the knife into her son’s neck repeatedly. Charlee woke up due to the noise and asked her mom what she was doing, but the little girl was ordered to go back to sleep. Afterwards, Brandi turned the knife on Charlee and also stabbed her directly in the neck, eventually turning the knife on herself. As her children’s bodies bled out, she called her mother and told her to come over. As the grandmother drove toward the home, Brandi calmly called 911.

“I just stabbed myself and killed my two children”, she said. When the operator repeated back what she said, Brandi simply replied with “Mhm.” Brandi explained that she stabbed her children because her husband wanted a divorce and she didn’t want him to have custody of the kids. In an attempt to keep Brandi on the phone until officers arrived, the operator asked her how she was feeling. “I’m tired. I took a lot of Benadryl”, she softly answered. Her mother arrived at the home before the police did. What she saw in Charlee’s bedroom would traumatize her for life. Her ear piercing screams caused Jason to wake up and come upstairs to see what the issue was. As Jason got the first look at his children, Brandi told him “Now you can’t take the kids from me.”

Brandi was initially taken to the hospital to be treated for her self inflicted injuries before being taken to jail and charged with two felony counts of murder. In March of 2018, a judge sentenced her to 65 years for murdering Charlee and 55 years for murdering Tyler, resulting in a total of 120 years in prison.

Jason Worley made a statement online that said: “Today has been hard, I went back to the house for the first time. The cleaning company has already come and gone. I don’t know if it is all in my head or not but I swear I could smell blood when I went in Charlee’s room. It was heart wrenching to be hastily grabbing the remnants of my life and throwing them in the back of a van. I just couldn’t be in the house any longer. I just can’t help but wonder that if I had slept on the couch like she had suggested instead of an air mattress in the basement then maybe I could have saved my children or at the very least died with them. A father has one job in this world, to protect his children, and I failed to do that.”



24. Sociology & Criminal Justice Major. True Crime Fanatic. Cheap Shopper. Writer. All articles are tossed together from the comfort of my couch.

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Holly Alexis

24. Sociology & Criminal Justice Major. True Crime Fanatic. Cheap Shopper. Writer. All articles are tossed together from the comfort of my couch.