By Theodore Shoebat
A woman in Indiana murdered her own two children, and doesn’t feel any remorse at all about it. Here is the report:
A small Indiana town is in disbelief after the revelation that a lifelong resident killed her two children and stabbed herself early Thursday.
During a news conference, Montgomery County Sheriff Mark Casteel said 30-year-old Brandi Worley called 911 at 4:35 a.m. and said, “I just stabbed myself and killed my two children.”
Casteel identified the children as 7-year-old Tyler and 3-year-old Charlee Worley. He added that the Brandi Worley’s husband and father of the children was asleep in the basement at the time.
An autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.
“I can’t imagine the pain or the grief that these families are feeling,” Casteel said during a news conference. After a long silence, he added, “Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.”
Casteel said the victims were dead when deputies arrived at the home in the 200 block of Madison Street in Darlington, a small town northeast of Crawfordsville.
The sheriff’s office issued a Nixle alert just after 6:30 a.m. assuring residents that a suspect was in custody and there was “no additional threat to public safety.”
Brandi Worley was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she currently is being treated for injuries to her neck. Casteel said deputies are waiting for her condition to improve before questioning, and are still in the process of interviewing witnesses.
He added her demeanor was “matter-of-fact” and she spoke without remorse when she admitted to the killing.
By noon, deputies continued to scour the home, which was surrounded yellow police tape as investigators removed items from the home and a minivan parked in the driveway.
Casteel noted the sheriff’s office does not have prior contacts with Brandi Worley and has not been called to the home before, according to the agency’s calls for service. Online court records also indicate she has no prior criminal history.
The records show, however, that she and her husband filed for a divorce on Wednesday, one day before the alleged slayings.
Colleen Moran, superintendent of North Montgomery Community Schools, confirmed Tyler was a student at Sugar Creek Elementary School, while Charlee was not yet enrolled. She added that a support team of administrators, counselors, teachers and a school resource officer are available help grieving students or staff.
“Your student may arrive home this afternoon with questions and worries about these losses,” she said in an email statement. “You can help by simply talking, listening and reassuring them. We do not always know how a student will be affected by such tragedies, but you know your child better than anyone.”
Seth Stultz, pastor at nearby Congregational Christian Church of Darlington, said he came to know Tyler through vacation bible school events every summer, fondly describing the 7-year-old as “a hoot.”
“He always was very excited when he was there,” he said. “He was just excited with a smile on his face.”
Details of the family, however, still are unclear. Several neighbors watching the investigation take place said they were shocked when they heard of the alleged killing at a quiet home on a silent street.
Ricky Leal, who has lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, said Brandi Worley was a lifelong Darlington resident but moved into the Madison Street home with her family less than two years ago. He frequently saw her walking down the sidewalk with her children, he added.
“I’ve seen them in warm weather; they have bonfires over there,” he said, pointing to home’s backyard.
Jone Stirling, who has lived around the corner for roughly three years, said she also noticed the family having get-togethers and bonfires on Memorial and Labor days.
“It’s an awful quiet little place,” she said. “You wouldn’t think something like that would happen here.”
Shultz said the close-knit community has reacted with “disbelief and sadness and confusion.”
“But this is a strong community.” he added. “I know they will rally around the families.”