A woman from Darlington, Indiana was given a harsh sentence for a harsh crime.
Brandi Worley was sentenced to 120 years behind bars in connection with the stabbing deaths of her two young children, 7-year-old Tyler her, 3-year-old Charlee.
Worley was convicted of killing them only hours after her husband filed for divorce in 2016, according to CBS News. Her husband was sleeping while the children were slaughtered and while Worley stabbed herself in the neck, which all happened around 4 a.m.
Worley herself called 911 after the stabbings, and the call, obtained by WTTV in Indianapolis is chilling. She appears calm as she tells the dispatcher, "I just stabbed myself and I killed my two children.”
The dispatcher asked her why. Worley’s response?
“My husband wanted a divorce and wanted to take my kids. And I don't want him to have my kids."
At her sentencing, neither Worley, now 31, nor her attorney explained her actions. Worley did not address the court.
She pleaded not guilty back in January. Her former husband Jason Worley was at that hearing.
“She appeared to be just as unremorseful as she did in the 911 call. She spoke in a very matter of fact manner when describing her crime. It was heart-wrenching to hear her speak as she did. [...] All I want and have ever wanted was to have her out of sight and mind so that I may move forward from this horror,” Worley told Fox59 in Indianapolis at the time.
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[Photo: Montgomery County Jail]