Teen accused of killing parents pleads no contest

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teenager accused of bludgeoning his parents and then throwing a party has entered no contest plea to two counts of first-degree murder. St. Lucie Circuit Court Judge Robert Makemson on Wednesday set a sentencing hearing for March 10.


Prosecutors say Tyler Hadley killed Mary Jo and Blake Hadley in July 2011.

That night some 60 people gathered for a party at their Fort Pierce, playing beer pong, smoking cigars and drinking. Friends described Hadley as being in a good mood and hospitable during the party.

Hadley's lawyers failed to have charges changed to second-degree murder due to him being 17 at the time.

More on this case:

Police: Fla. Teen Killed Parents, then had a Party

Teen Accused of Killing Parents Then Partying Gets no Bond

Police: Mom Screamed 'Why?' During Hammer Attack

Tyler Hadley Affidavit: Blood 'More than he had Expected'

Files Out in Case of Teen Accused of Killing Parents


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