Teen who bludgeoned his parents with hammer gets 2 life sentences

Tyler Hadley sentenced for killing parents, then hosting party for friends in 2011

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Tyler Hadley was sentenced to two life sentences without the possibility of parole for killing his parents with a hammer in 2011.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A man accused of killing his parents and then hosting a party while their bodies were still inside the house has been given two life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Tyler Hadley was charged in the July 2011 deaths of his parents, Blake and Mary Jo Hadley.

Hadley pleaded no contest in February to two counts of first-degree murder. He couldn't receive a death sentence because he was 17 at the time of the killings.

Police said Hadley, who was 17 at the time, used a hammer to kill his parents and hid their bodies while he hosted a party for his friends.

After killing his parents, Hadley used "books, files, towels, anything that he could find inside the home to cover the bodies" in the bedroom, Port St. Lucie police spokesman Tom Nichols said at the time.

Hours before killing his parents, Hadley posted an invitation to a party at his home on Facebook.

During Thursday's sentencing in St. Lucie County, Judge Robert R. Makemson said the crime was brutal, heinous and premeditated.

Hadley's attorney had argued for two 30-year sentences, to be served concurrently, with a review after 20 years.

A fellow inmate has said Hadley signs autographs and refers to himself as "hammer boy" in jail.

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