Addison man charged with wife's murder, held on $3 million bond

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:41 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013 6:02 p.m. CDT
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Kurtis Worley, 33, is being held on $3 million bond after being charged with the murder of his wife.

ADDISON – An Addison man is being held on $3 million bond at DuPage County Jail after police arrested him for allegedly killing his wife and possibly stabbing his son early Friday morning.

Kurtis Worley, 33, of the 900 block of North Craig Place, was charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of aggravated domestic battery.

According to a press release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Kurtis Worley allegedly stabbed his wife, Martha Worley, multiple times in the head and face with two knives while she was lying in the couple's bed.

Addison police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 3 a.m. July 26. They discovered Martha Worley face down on the bed. She had been beaten around the face and head, sustaining significant wounds to her head. She was transported to Loyola Medical Center where she died of her injuries around 5 p.m. that evening according to the release.

Police also allegedly found Kurtis Worley lying on the floor of the bedroom when they arrived. Police said he had cuts on his wrists and neck, which were later determined to be self-inflicted. He was transported to an area hopsital and immediately taken into custody July 28 when he was discharged.

His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 26.

Kurtis Worley also allegedly stabbed one of the couple's sons in the neck when he entered the room after hearing his mother's cries for help. According to the release, the son will require extensive rehabilitation, but is expected to survive the injury.

Martha Worley worked as a manager at St. Vincent De Paul Society thrift store in Addison. Theresa Miller, the store supervisor, said Monday morning that she didn't know Martha Worley very well, but knew the long-time employee was "well liked."

"We've had a lot of customers asking about her," said Miller.

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