Florida Teen Allegedly Murdered Parents To Throw a Party
Tyler Hadley is the teenager accused of a crime so brutal, it's shocking the nation.
Police say the 17-year-old murdered his parents, then threw a party as they lay dead in the house.
"This doesn't happen here. This is something that happens in a big city," Reann Wallace, a neighbor, said.
One possible motive is that Hadley was reportedly angry his parents wouldn't let him throw a Saturday night party. According to cops, Hadley then used a hammer to bludgeon his parents.
The victims were his mom, 47-year-old Mary Jo Hadley, a popular school teacher, and his dad, 54-year-old Blake Hadley, known as a gentle giant.
Law enforcement believes that the homicide occurred outside of the master bedroom. They indicated that Hadley's mom was killed first, and his father was killed next.
"Tyler brought the bodies back inside the room where he lay the hammer between them and concealed the bodies with household items," said Port St. Lucie police spokesman Tom Nichols.
Even after the savage murders, Hadley continued making plans for the big party that night.
He took to his Facebook page and wrote, "party at my crib tonight."
The party was packed–approximately 50 teens showed up–as Hadley's parents lay dead.
"He was acting kind of weird. He didn't really show much emotion. He just kind of stood around in the background," a friend said.
The party got wild, with beer bottles strewn everywhere and neighbors called cops around 2:30 A.M. to complain about the loud noise.
"There was a lot of swirling of tires, cars driving by, kids hanging out the window screaming at each other," Wallace said.
Police discovered the grisly scene the next morning, after an anonymous tip about a possible murder brought them back to the Hadley home on Grandeur Avenue in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
It's being reported Hadley was already planning another party when cops arrested him. He has been charged with two counts of second degree murder, and has not yet entered a plea.