1kodsA heartbroken dad says he ‘failed’ to protect his two young children after his wife allegedly stabbed them to death at their home. Brandi Worley killed her seven-year-old son, Tyler, and three-year-old daughter, Charlee, just a day after her spouse, Jason, filed for divorce, police say.

The 30-year-old, who had feared losing her children to her husband, also stabbed herself before calling the emergency services, it is claimed. She allegedly told the dispatcher: “I just stabbed myself and killed my two children.”

Jason was asleep in the basement of the house in Indiana, US, at the time of the alleged double murder in the early hours of November 17, it is reported. He has since taken to social media to express his grief at his children’s deaths, which occurred just hours after he filed for divorce.

In a series of Reddit posts, Jason revealed he feels he has ‘failed’ in his job” as a father to protect Tyler and Charlee, describing the heart-wrenching return to the home in Darlington earlier this week, when he smelled ‘blood’ in his daughter’s bedroom: “I just couldn’t be in the house any longer.”