Indiana Mom Brandi Worley Kills Kids Over Custody; Dad Had Sought Divorce Advice on Reddit

In the early hours of November 17, Indiana mom Brandi Worley called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I just stabbed myself, and I killed my two children.” Tragically, she was speaking the truth.

Worley allegedly cut the throats of son Tyler, 7, and daughter Charlee, 3, and then stabbed herself in the neck. While she was on the line with 911, Worley’s mother reportedly arrived and became hysterical upon discovering the bodies.

At present, the motive appears to stem from the fact that Jason Worley, Brandi’s husband, had filed for divorce on November 16. Brandi reportedly told police she killed the children so that Jason could not take them, and then stabbed herself because she “just wanted to die with them.”

As with so many modern divorce cases, social media seems to have factored in to the circumstances. Under the username “jasoninhell,” Jason Worley appears to have posted about his marital woes and sought advice on the community website Reddit.

On November 5, Jason posted to the subreddit category Relationship Advice:

“I caught my wife cheating on me over a year ago. I stayed with her for the sake of our children, but I haven’t been able to get it off of my mind since. It has been 476 days since I confronted her about it.”

From there, Jason goes into great detail about discovering that Brandi was exchanging sexual text messages with a male neighbor and friend who she said she’d hired to build an office. One text allegedly read: “I’m covered in frosting, wanna come lick it off?”

Jason recounts discovering that Brandi had sent the neighbor nude photos, after which his wife and her text partner declared love for one another. Jason said he confronted his wife, writing:

“I tell her that I am leaving her, she tells me that she will make sure I never see my kids again if I do. She planned on using the fact that I had attempted suicide in high school to prove me unfit to have the children… It was at that moment I realized she was going to drag the kids through hell if I left her so I swallowed my feelings and begged her to stay.”

Chillingly, Jason goes on:

“I’m afraid that after this much time, and the fact that I begged her back, that to say that I want a divorce now would only make her more vindictive towards my children and I. I just feel like I have put myself so deep in a hole that I can never get back out.”

Reddit users initially advised Jason to seek counseling and a get free consultation with an attorney. Since the murder story broke, reactions switched to horror. Jason has posted his feelings about the case, in heartbreaking comments like:

“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.”

The thread has since been closed.

Brandi Worley’s trial date has been set for April 11. She remains now in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

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  • Shannon

    She killed those kids to HURT him for leaving her. It probably had nothing to do with fear of losing custody..if your worried about custody, you hire a good attorney and FIGHT or leave and don’t tell him where it going , but you don’t kill your kids. She only saw them as pawns & a way to keep both him and her boyfriend.

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    • MISGUIDEDMGTOW

      Most women see their kids as pawn to hurt men.

      • is that what most women see their kids as? Can I maybe speak to your mother and ask her what she did wrong to you? Something tells me your knowledge of women is somewhere on par with your knowledge of quantum physics.

  • Misty Raines Busse

    That’s right! Some news articles and people on social media mistakenly say that she said that she killed them because she didnt want him to *take her children away from her. WRONG! She was clear: She said she won’t let him take them. Not for custody, not even for visitation. She did NOT “just snap”. She told him over a YEAR ago that if he left her that she would make sure he never saw the kids again. He said a month before she killed them that he was scared that if he left her that she would be even more vindictive. He had very reason to be scared. He KNEW her. He KNEW her like no one else. Yet, even HE DIDNT think that she would KILL her own children. During the 911 call, she lay on the couch LISTENING to the horrifying screams of her own mother. And as her husband came upstairs and saw his wife lying bleeding on the couch and listening to the hysteria of his mother in law… she said, “Now you cant take the kids..” THIS is not a woman that “just snapped”. She is a narcissist and wanted to show she was in control. Control and being right is more important than love for even her own children.

  • Misty Raines Busse

    Absolutely! Some news articles and people on social media mistakenly say that she said that she killed them because she didnt want him to *take her children away from her. WRONG! She was clear: She said she won’t let him take them. Not for custody, not even for visitation. She did NOT “just snap”. She told him over a YEAR ago that if he left her that she would make sure he never saw the kids again. He said a month before she killed them that he was scared that if he left her that she would be even more vindictive. He had very reason to be scared. He KNEW her. He KNEW her like no one else. Yet, even HE DIDNT think that she would KILL her own children. During the 911 call, she lay on the couch LISTENING to the horrifying screams of her own mother. And as her husband came upstairs and saw his wife lying bleeding on the couch and listening to the hysteria of his mother in law… she said, “Now you cant take the kids..” THIS is not a woman that “just snapped”. She is a narcissist and wanted to show she was in control. Control and being right is more important than love for even her own children.

    • MISGUIDEDMGTOW

      Whats your source?

      • Misty Raines Busse

        Source of which comment?
        News, interviews, Reddit, the 911 call.

  • Crsi Tig Roswel

    Inverse Medea

  • Kim Dallas

    Did any of you check her Facebook page? It’s clearly stated she would be the decider of her kids fate and she was. She knew what she was doing and why.