Florida teen Tyler Hadley is accused of bludgeoning his parents with a hammer, hiding their bodies, and then inviting his Facebook friends to his home for a late night party. Hadley is charged with two counts of second degree murder.Though the 17-year-old Port St. Lucie boy was originally going to be charged with first degree murder, prosecutors unexpectedly reduced the charges to two couns of second degree murder during a court hearing on Tuesday. However, they still have decided to try him as an adult. According to investigators, they received an anonymous tip that caused them to conduct a “welfare check” at about 4:20 am Sunday morning, reports CNN. Tyler Hadley told officers that his parents were out of town, but due to his suspicious behavior, officers searched the home and they found the beaten bodies of Hadley’s parents locked in the home’s master bedroom with the bloody hammer found between them. Local police said that Tyler Hadley had made no incriminating statements, and therefore they have no idea why he may have killed his parents. This actually may be why prosecutors reduced the charges from first-degree to second-degree murder. The information is from http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2011/07/tyler-hadley-17-killed-parents-then-partied.html?=features.
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