Teen accused of killing parents pleads no contest

Published On: Feb 19 2014 01:15:52 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 19 2014 01:16:55 PM EST

Tyler Hadley

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -

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.

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