Tyler Hadley, an adolescent, murdered his parents, Blake Hadley, 54, and Mary Jo Hadley, 47, with a hammer in 2011.
Blake was an engineer who worked for three decades at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant, and Mary was an elementary school teacher.
He missed school, used drugs, and struggled with mental health concerns as a teenager. His parents referred him to a doctor, outpatient mental health services, and even a substance abuse treatment facility.
Tyler Hadley is still at Okeechobee Correctional Institution serving his term. His residence was demolished in April of 2015.
He murdered his parents, Blake and Mary-Jo Hadley, at their home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on July 16, 2011. He prepared for the crime by removing his parents’ cell phones and ingesting three Ecstacy pills. He then beat his mother to death with a hammer while she was working on the home computer. Hearing the screaming, his father arrived and killed him after a brief stare.
Tyler hid his parents’ remains in the master bedroom after murdering them and cleaning up the mess, which took him three hours. Following that, he began planning a party by making a Facebook post about it and withdrawing money from an ATM. The party began at 8:15 p.m. on the day of the murder and finished at 2 a.m. Around 60 people showed up for the party and had a good time playing beer pong, smoking cigars, and drinking.
During the party, he confessed his crimes to his best friend, Michael Mandell, and showed him the blood-filled master bedroom. Micheal then moved on from the bizarre circumstance and took some selfies.
As the celebration came to a conclusion, word of the crime spread, and Tyler was caught and convicted the next morning. He was 17 at the time of the occurrence, which meant that he could not be sentenced to death under Florida law. However, in 2014, he was condemned to life in jail without the possibility of release, which was reversed by an appeals judge in April 2016. Then, in 2018, his sentence was commuted to life in prison with the chance of parole.
Tyler Hadley has an elder brother named Ryan Hadley when it comes to siblings.
According to rumors from 2011, his brother resides in North Carolina.
Ryan was away at college during the entire murder happened. Ryan filed a civil case against Tyler in St. Lucie County Court following the event. Under Florida Statute Section 732-802, he does not want Tyler to receive any inheritance from his parent’s estate.