Facebook hammer killer resentenced

Facebook hammer killer resentenced

Tyler Hadley

In 2011, a then 17-year-old Tyler Hadley of Port St. Lucie, Florida, killed both of his parents with a claw hammer before dragging their bodies to their bedroom. While the bodies of  Mary Jo and Blake Hadley remained in the bedroom, Tyler Hadley threw a party for all of his Facebook friends. He even showed one of his friends the corpses of his murdered parents.

While in prison he gave out autographs to other prisoners signed ‘Hammer Time’ Hadley was charged as an adult and pleaded no contest to their murders. Subsequently, he was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. However, his sentence was thrown out after the Supreme Court ruled that minors couldn’t be sentenced to mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Last week a new sentence was handed down for Hadley and it was a lesser sentence, however, it may be unlikely Hadley would ever be a free man. The sentence he received this time was two concurrent life sentences.

The judge presiding over the sentencing had this to say…

“The defendant displayed perverse premeditation, heartless cruelty and savagery, extreme violence, a willingness to mutilate and absolute depravity,” the judge declared. “Considering the victims were blood relatives and were killed up close and personally with a handheld tool, it’s obvious the defendant was fueled by a long, simmering, passionate hatred toward those who loved him the most.”

I’m satisfied that Hadley received two life sentences although I would have preferred them to be served consecutively again. It was also good to see a maniac like this put away for life despite the best efforts of the Supreme Court. Personally, I have no problem with minors being sentenced to LWOP for certain offenses like premeditated murder. If a teenager doesn’t understand that murder is not only illegal but inherently wrong then they’re too stupid to be among the rest of us anyway.

Tyler Hadley to be resentenced for the bludgeoning murder of his parents

Tyler Hadley

Add Tyler Hadley to the unfortunately growing list of murdering minors who get a second shot at sentencing while their victims are still dead. Hadley was 17 in 2011 when he bludgeoned his parents to death with a hammer in their Port St. Lucie, Florida, Home. He then threw a party that he had invited all his friends to on Facebook while his parents’ corpses laid in their bed. He was tried as an adult and pleaded no contest but not before giving out prison autographs that read  ‘Hammer Time’.

Hadley was sentenced to two life terms, one for each parent, Mary Jo Hadley, 47, and Blake Hadley, 54. Now the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach has ordered that Hadley be resentenced due to the Supreme Court’s ruling that automatic life without parole for minors is unconstitutional.

Hadley’s uncle, Mike Hadley, puts it better than I ever could…

“All I can say is that whatever laws that they are passing to let these young kids under 17 to just do whatever they want and then give them a lighter sentence is insane,” Hadley said during a phone interview. “It makes no sense at all. When somebody can do those horrendous things to another human being and then stand back and laugh about it and have a party over their dead bodies is crazy. You can never let those people out on society again — ever.”

Added Hadley: “He got a lighter sentence because he didn’t get the death penalty. He’s lucky he got what he got.

Not to mention that he obviously has no remorse for his actions. Not only was he trying to parlay his infamy into some kind of badass prison rep but he also pleaded no contest. That means he did not admit any guilt but agreed that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him.

Like his uncle said, he deserves the death penalty. Anything less than at least one life sentence is a massive miscarriage of justice.

UPDATE 9/20/2017: Hadley’s re-sentencing has been rescheduled until sometime in 2018.

Teen who bludgeoned parents then held Facebook party pleads no contest

Tyler Hadley: ‘Hammer Time’ killer pleads no contest, avoids trial:

Tyler Hadley

In 2011 a then 17-year-old Tyler Hadley bludgeoned his parents, Mary Jo Hadley, 47, Blake Hadley, 54, to death with a hammer in their Port St. Lucie, Florida, home. Right after their murders Hadley went to Facebook and invited all his friends over for a party. The party took place while his parents battered bodies were still in their bedroom. Hadley even showed the bodies to one of his friends.

This past week Hadley pleaded no contest to first degree murder charges. I’m not that big a fan of the no contest plea. It means that the defendant does not admit any guilt but admits that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict them. Just another way for scumbags like Hadley to avoid taking any responsibility for their actions. The only good thing about it is that they’re sentenced like they had pleaded guilty.

Sentencing will begin in March. Hadley was charged as an adult and could receive life without parole. I wish this little twerp could face the death penalty since it’s been reported that he’s become somewhat of a prison celebrity. Hadley will probably be one of those jackasses who thrives in prison.

Tyler Hadley to use involuntary intoxication defense

Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley expected to use ‘involuntary intoxication’ as defense in murder trial:

Recently Tyler Hadley’s public defender stated that more than likely he intends to file for an involuntary intoxication defense for his client. A then 17-year-old Hadley bludgeoned his parents to death and then held a party that he invited his friends to through Facebook. The party went on while his parents lay dead in their bedroom.

So basically Hadley’s defender is blaming the murder on booze and drugs. That would be all well and good if Hadley was on something like PCP but he wasn’t. Supposedly Hadley was on Ecstasy that night. While I’m no drug connoisseur I was under the impression that Ecstasy had quite the opposite effect. If Hadley did take anything prior to the murders my guess would be on alcohol so he could give himself liquid courage. Hadley already had his plan in mine when he killed his parents. The booze and/or drugs just helped it along.

Tyler Hadley heard a black woman’s voice in his head

Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley

Newly released evidence: Hadley planned a second party after killing parents:

Tyler Hadley is the Florida kid who is charged with bludgeoning his parents to death with a hammer before holding a party that he invited his friends to on Facebook. His parents bodies were in the house while the party went on.

New evidence has been released from the investigation and it seems to point to the fact that Hadley was a few McNuggets short of a Happy meal. According to some of the items mentioned in the evidence was that Hadley had planned on holding a second party the next night, that he had an eating disorder, he was a woman trapped in a man’s body and that he heard a black woman’s voice in his head. It also included this little view into his psyche…

Hadley stood behind his mother about five minutes while she played computer games, “thinking about whether or not to do it.” He hit her once; she looked at him and said, “Why? Why would you do this?” Mandell said Hadley reportedly replied, “Why the (expletive) not?”

But I think the real motive behind the killings were good old-fashioned selfishness and greed.

Mandell said Hadley admitted stealing $11,000 from a trust fund overseen by his parents.

Friends of Hadley’s told authorities he had about $5,000 on the day of the homicides.

All the other stuff could just be a teen who is craving attention.

U Can’t Touch Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley

Teen Held in Parents’ Killings Signs Autographs:

You remember Tyler Hadley don’t you? He’s the punk kid from Florida who bludgeoned his parents to death with a hammer before hosting a Facebook party while his parents’ corpses were in their bedroom.

It’s starting to seem like Hadley is not remorseful for his crimes at all. Apparently he’s become a jailhouse celebrity allegedly signing autographs with suck monikers as ‘Hambo’, ‘Hammer Boy’ and of course ‘Hammer Time”.

I wonder if he’s got the prison teardrop tattoo yet.

UPDATE 9/16/2012: A forensics expert has said that Hadley more than likely signed the autographs.

Tyler Hadley charged with first degree murder

Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley

Charge Upgraded For Teen Accused Of Killing Parents With Hammer:

Tyler Hadley is the 17-year-old punk kid from Florida who is accused of killing his parents with a hammer then holding a Facebook party.

The last I posted about his charges I posted that he was not only charged as an adult but that he was charged with second degree murder. At that time I also posted that he could be charged with first degree murder after a grand jury convenes. That time has come as Hadley was indicted on first degree murder charges by a Florida grand jury.

I would imagine that with this new indictment Hadley is looking at life without parole.

Haven’t received any comments yet about how some people think that he should be tried as a juvenile. Either I’m not out there enough of the kid criminal crowd is finally coming to their senses.

More on Florida Facebook murders

Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley

Cops: Fla. teen told friend he would kill parents:

As I’m sure most of you know Tyler Hadley is accused of killing both of his parents with a hammer before holding a party that he posted the invite to on Facebook.

The article I linked to has a couple of more details. It seems that Hadley allegedly told his friend that not only did he steal his parents’ cell phones so they couldn’t call for help but he also spent 3 hours cleaning up the blood before having the party.

As I said in my previous post about Hadley only a grand jury can indict for first degree murder. This shows premeditation which I think will make the grand jury’s job easier.

Still waiting for someone from the kid criminal crowd to defend this punk.

UPDATE: It’s being reported by some outlets that Hadley killed his parents because they wouldn’t let him have the party in the first place. I don’t know how actually true that is but it wouldn’t surprise me.

Tyler Hadley showed friend his murdered parents

Tyler Hadley

Tyler Hadley

Friend: Tyler Hadley confessed at party, let him see crime scene:

A friend of Tyler Hadley who says he attended the Facebook party that Hadley held after allegedly killing his parents, says that Hadley showed him the crime scene of his parents’ murdered bodies.

The friend also says that Hadley intended on taking the coward’s way out by killing himself after the party. Also Hadley allegedly told the friend that he took Ecstasy before killing his parents. I’m not a drug user because I have these things called responsibilities but doesn’t Ecstasy supposedly make you love everybody?

Hammer Murder: Florida Teen Charged as Adult But Can’t Get Death Penalty:

In other Hadley news the 17-year-old has been charged as an adult. As of today he was only charged with second degree murder. He can be charged with first degree murder after a grand jury convenes according to Florida law.

However due to his age he can not be given the death penalty whether he’s been charged as an adult or not. That’s too bad because instead of a firing squad they should have a sledgehammer squad. I’m all about poetic justice.

Florida teen holds Facebook party after parents are killed

Tyler Hadley (You rang?)

Tyler Hadley (You rang?)

17-year-old accused of killing parents, then throwing party for friends:

Fla. teen Tyler Hadley killed parents with hammer, posted party info on Facebook, say cops:

Facebook is only remotely connected with this crime but this is one of those stories that can’t be ignored.

17-year-old Tyler Hadley of Port St. Lucie, Florida has been arrested in the murder of his parents. Police say that Hadley beat his parents, Mary Jo Hadley, 47, Blake Hadley, 54, to death with a hammer. So far I have yet to hear of a motive in this case.

However the story doesn’t end there. Allegedly before he killed his parents Hadley invited his friends to a party at his house on Facebook. I can’t believe that this kid may have killed his parents just to have a party but I have seen more selfish motives before. The party was attended by 40 to 60 people which is a low number as far as most public Facebook parties go.

Police actually received a tip about the murder and were not sent to the house because of the party itself which again is rare in these Facebook cases. Of course Hadley was said to be nervous and panicky when police showed up. I guess he wasn’t ‘man enough’ to try to take on a cop with a hammer.

I would imagine that Hadley will be tried as an adult and it will be interesting to see if the kids criminal crowd will be his defender. He’s white so it’s possible.

This crime also reminds me of Richard Henderson Jr. who beat his family to death on Thanksgiving some years ago. Same state, just as selfish.

More on this as details become available and time allows.