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Life Sentence for Man Charged With Murdering Parents Then Throwing Party in Their House

Parents Killed Party
This photo provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's office on Monday, July 18, 2011, shows Tyler Hadley, then 17, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office—AP

Tyler Hadley allegedly killed his parents Mary Jo and Blake Hadley in July 2011 when he was 17, and then invited about 60 friends over to their Florida home for a party while his parents lay dead in their bedroom

A judge sentenced a Florida man charged with killing his parents before hosting a party at their house to life in prison without possibility of parole Thursday.

Judge Robert R. Makemson technically ordered two life sentences for Tyler Hadley and said the killings were brutal, heinous and premeditated, the Associated Press reports.

Hadley allegedly killed his parents Mary Jo and Blake Hadley in July 2011 when he was 17-years-old. He then invited about 60 friends over to their Fort Pierce home for a party, while his parents lay dead in their bedroom.

Police said Hadley told a friend about the killings the night of the party and then showed his friend the bodies. The friend notified police and Hadley was arrested the next day.

Evidence suggests Hadley may have mental problems, but the judge determined he lied about hearing voices. His brother Ryan Hadley called him a “pathological liar.”

Hadley pleaded no contest to the first-degree murder charges in February.

[AP]

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