Indiana mother pleads not guilty in kids’ fatal stabbing


Indiana mother pleads not guilty in kids’ fatal stabbing

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind.

A central Indiana woman who admitted fatally stabbing her young son and daughter has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Thirty-year-old Brandi Worley of Darlington entered the plea Tuesday via video from Montgomery County Jail, where she was transferred to Monday after being released from a hospital. Worley was hospitalized and treated for self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck after the Nov. 17 attack that left her children, 7-year-old Tyler and 3-year-old Charlee, dead.

Court documents say Worley told police officers she used a combat knife to kill the children and stab herself because she didn’t want her husband to take the children from her. Her husband, Jason Worley, had filed for divorce.

Jason Worley told officers he was asleep downstairs when his wife attacked their children.

Airline loses dog, launches campaign

MEXICO CITY

Mexican airline Interjet has launched a campaign dubbed #BuscandoMika (FindMika) after an 8-year-old mixed-breed female dog apparently escaped her cage and got lost at Mexico City’s airport.

The airline has posted photos of the search effort and flyers with a picture of the dog, a pink neckerchief around her neck. The flyer offers a $250 reward.

Airline traveler Pamela Alvarez has put appeals on social media sites saying the airline didn’t inform her until she got to Houston that the dog escaped when the cage fell.

Interjet says in a statement that it understands pets are important to their owners. It adds: “Up to now we haven’t been able to find Mika, but we will continue to search with all means at our disposal.”

1 dead, 3 hurt as car hits homeless camp in L.A.

LOS ANGELES

Authorities say a car has shot off the side of a Los Angeles freeway and landed in a homeless camp, killing one person and injuring three others.

The accident took place just before 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound Interstate 405 at Sherman Way in Van Nuys.

The Fire Department says one person was crushed and died at the scene.

Two men were taken to hospitals in serious to critical condition.

The driver had non-life threatening injuries and was hospitalized in fair condition.

There’s no immediate word on what caused the car to veer off the roadway.

Man gets 25 years in slaying of grandson

STUART, Fla.

A central Florida man will serve 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a man whose grandfather founded the employment website Monster.com.

Treasure Coast Newspapers reports 28-year-old Trayvon Jackson pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder as part of an agreement with prosecutors. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 21. He had been facing a first-degree murder charge and minimum life sentence.

Authorities say 18-year-old Dylan McKelvey was found dead in an Indiantown field in March 2014. He had multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body.

Authorities say the teen had been living “the gangster life.” At the time of his death, detectives reported McKelvey had gold teeth and the tattoos of a Stuart-based gang on his hands.

McKelvey’s late grandfather was billionaire philanthropist Andrew McKelvey.

Associated Press

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