- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife and wounding her son in 2013 has been sentenced to 52 years in prison.

Kurtis Worley of Addison was sentenced Wednesday in DuPage County Circuit Court for the stabbing death of Martha Worley. The 35-year-old Worley slashed his 15-year-old stepson’s throat after the boy and his 12-year-old brother heard their mother scream and tried to intervene.

Before Worley’s sentencing, prosecutors played a portion of the younger boy’s 911 call. He can be heard yelling, “He’s killing my mom! Please hurry!”

Worley told Judge Liam Brennan that he was drinking heavily to numb the pain from seeing his wife with another man.

Worley’s attorneys argued for a minimum sentence, but prosecutors said his crime wasn’t “worthy of a minimum sentence.”


Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com

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