Tyler Hadley Timeline: Made Facebook Invite Before Allegedly Killing Parents, Then Partied

Port St. Lucie police have released a few new details surrounding 17-year-old Tyler Hadley, who allegedly beat his parents to death with a hammer over the weekend.

Police say Hadley created a Facebook invitation to a party at his parents' place before allegedly taking a 22-inch framing hammer to their heads, then partied with as many as 60 people  at the house until early Sunday morning -- while his parents' corpses were on the floor in the bedroom.

Responding to an anonymous tip that the kid had murdered his parents, police found the bodies of 54-year-old Blake Hadley and 47-year-old Mary-Jo Hadley dead on the floor of the master bedroom, their bodies partially covered with "all sorts of household items," cops say.

Police say they found a hammer between the two bodies, and because of evidence of blunt-force trauma to the heads and bodies of both his parents, cops say the hammer was likely used to kill them.

TCPalm reported that the actual killings of the Hadleys occurred outside the bedroom where their bodies were found, which Port St. Lucie police spokesman Thomas Nichols verified to the Pulp as being true.

Hadley is currently being held in jail on two counts of first-degree murder.

The bodies of Hadley's parents are currently with the Medical Examiner's Office to determine an official cause of death.

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Matthew Hendley
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