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Indiana Mom Allegedly Kills Two Children and Gives ‘Matter-of-Fact’ Confession

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Tyler Worley (left), Charlie Worley
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An Indiana mom is hospitalized after allegedly admitting to killing her children and stabbing herself in the neck on Thursday, police confirmed in a press conference.

Brandi Worley, 30, called 911 around 4:35 a.m. EST and allegedly said, “I just stabbed myself and killed my two children,” Sheriff Mark A. Casteel of Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

When officers arrived at Worley’s Darlington home, Tyler Worley, 7 and Charlie Worley, 3, were found deceased in their bedroom. Worley again allegedly admitted to killing the children, and was transported to hospital with self-inflicted injuries to the neck, Casteel said.

Worley seemed “matter-of-fact,” the sheriff said, adding that she did not seem remorseful.

No additional information has been released on how the children died as “detectives are still in the process of interviewing witnesses in this case,” Casteel said. Autopsies were scheduled for 10 a.m. EST Friday. The Montgomery County Coroner’s office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Worley remains hospitalized at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and had not yet been processed into jail as of Friday morning, Casteel tells PEOPLE. “Our detectives are still waiting for Worley’s medical condition to improve in order to interview her in more detail,” he says.

“I can’t imagine the pain and the grief that these families are experiencing this morning,” Casteel said during Thursday’s press conference, pausing as he got choked up.

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Casteel said that the children’s father, Jason Worley, was home when police arrived but was asleep in the family’s basement, unaware of what happened. The couple were still married, Casteel said, but the Montgomery County clerk’s office confirms to PEOPLE that Jason Worley filed for divorce on Nov. 16.

There had been no previous calls to police from the residence, the sheriff confirms.

Tyler was a student at Sugar Creek Elementary School, WTTV reported, and Charlie was in preschool.