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Worley seeks insanity defense

A Darlington woman accused in the stabbing deaths of her two children is mounting an insanity defense, as a judge ordered an examination to determine whether she is competent to stand trial.

Brandi L. Worley, 30, faces two felony counts of murder after police found the bodies of 7-year-old Tyler Worley and 3-year-old Charlee Worley in their home the week before Thanksgiving.

Authorities say Worley called 911 and confessed to stabbing the children.

On Tuesday, Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Harry Siamas granted her request to file a belated insanity defense. She has 15 days to submit the motion.

A hearing on the competency status is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 7. 

Worley is represented by attorney Mark Inman, Indianapolis.

The children’s deaths came the day after Worley’s husband filed for divorce, and she told investigators she didn’t want him to gain custody rights, according to court records.