The family’s home was where Brandi Worley brutally murdered her two children, Tyler and Charlee, on November 17, 2016, one day after Jason Worley requested a divorce.
While Brandi repeatedly stabbed their kids in the neck before stabbing herself, Jason dozed off in the basement.
Brandi told Jason without showing any emotion, “Now you can’t take the kids from me.”
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Brandi Worley killed her children brutally
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brandi then hid the knife in her son’s room. Before the kids went to bed, Jason played with them for a while, unaware of Brandi’s intentions.
The Journal Review claims that abusive parenting is frequently a factor in cases of filicide. For 3-year-old Charlee and 7-year-old Tyler, that didn’t seem to be the case.
On November 17, however, Brandi asked Tyler if he wanted to spend the night in his sister’s room when she woke him up. When they entered Charlee’s room, Brandi repeatedly stabbed Tyler.
At one point during the attack, Charlee even woke up, but when Brandi assured her that she was uninvolved, Charlee returned to sleep. Then Brandi used the knife to also murder Charlee.
According to the Journal & Courier, Brandi then started harming herself and later said, “I just wanted to die alongside them.”
She didn’t finish the action. Later autopsy reports verified that both toddlers had died from neck wounds caused by knives.
Brandi claimed she killed the kids so her husband wouldn’t take them
After Brandi attacked Tyler and Charlee early on November 17, according to The Journal & Courier, her mother received a call and hurried over to the residence. Jason awoke at roughly 4:30 a.m. to his mother-in-frightened law’s shouts as she discovered her grandchildren’s bodies.
When Jason heard screams while he was in the basement sleeping, he hurried upstairs. According to The Journal & Courier, Brandi turned to Jason and reportedly remarked, “Now you can’t take the kids from me.” According to reports, she has never apologized for killing her children.
Brandi then dialed 911 and informed the operator that she had killed her two young children and then stabbed herself (per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
She informed the 911 dispatcher calmly and emotionlessly what she had done, slurring her words as she added that she had also taken a significant amount of Benadryl.
A lifetime sentence to Brandi Worley
Brandi was rushed to the hospital after she admitted it to get her self-inflicted knife wounds treated. After speaking with Montgomery County Sheriff Mark Casteel, she learned that Brandi had killed her children without feeling regret.
The Journal & Courier stated in 2018 that Brandi has never admitted guilt for what she did in November 2016. Even Brandi’s lawyer admitted that he was unable to provide an explanation for why she abruptly snapped and killed them.
At Brandi’s sentencing, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Harry Siamas remarked, “There may not always be an explanation. This planet is in the dark. And it gets into our hearts and minds.”
According to the Journal Review, Brandi received 120 years in jail for the two murder convictions—55 years for the killing of Tyler and 65 years for the killing of Charlee.
According to The Journal & Courier, she suffers from depression and hasn’t expressed any feelings or reactions to the double homicide as a result. Even though their divorce was legally finalized in March 2017, she and Jason haven’t spoken since the horrific night Brandi killed the kids.
Brandi is currently residing at the Indiana Women’s Prison, according to the Indiana Department of Correction. Her hefty sentence won’t be over until at least the year 2106.