Tyler Hadley update: Rolling Stone posts in-depth article on teen suspected of killing his parents
WPTV Web Team
3:12 PM, Dec 18, 2013
12:36 PM, Jan 27, 2014
Tyler Hadley, the Port Saint Lucie teen accused of killing his parents and then holding a house party after the murders, is the subject of a lengthy in-depth article posted Wednesday on the
website of Rolling Stone magazine.
Hadley was 17 on July 16, 2011, when he was suspected of beating his mother Mary Jo Hadley, 47, and father Blake Hadley, 54, to death with a hammer.
The Rolling Stone article offers a detailed account of the party --held in the Hadley home -- from teenagers who were there.
It also offers some new details about the case and paints an unflattering portrait of Port St. Lucie. It describes the city as "a tomb, designed for the soon-to-be-entombed," and a community "not built for teenagers."
Hadley is scheduled to go on trial in March.
The downtown Fort Pierce courthouse will be booked for four weeks. As many as 200 potential jurors could be summoned for the case. 12 will be seated, plus two alternates.
Documents show Hadley's attorneys will rely on an insanity defense.
If convicted of first-degree murder, Hadley faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Because of his age at the time of the homicides, he could not be given the death sentence.