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updated: 8/21/2013 1:12 PM

Addison man indicted in wife's slaying, stepson's stabbing

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An Addison man charged with murdering his wife and stabbing his teenage stepson has been formally indicted, authorities said Wednesday.

Kurtis Worley, 33, faces five counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery and one count each of attempted first-degree murder, armed violence and aggravated domestic battery.

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Worley's arraignment is set for Monday in front of DuPage County Judge Blanche Hill Fawell, who granted the news media access to cover the proceedings with cameras.

Authorities said the defendant repeatedly stabbed his 39-year-old wife, Martha Worley, in the head while she slept early July 26 inside their home on North Craig Place.

Also injured was Kurtis Worley's 15-year-old stepson, who was knifed in the neck after he and his 12-year-old brother heard their mother scream and tried to intervene, according to prosecutors.

Worley admitted attacking his wife after she told him she wanted a divorce and refused to rekindle their relationship, authorities said. He remains jailed on $3 million bail.

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