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.