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Fla. Teen Held In Parents’ Killings Signs Autographs

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Tyler Hadley  (Source: Port St. Lucie Sheriff's Office)

Tyler Hadley (Source: Port St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office)

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WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A Port St. Lucie teenager jailed for allegedly bludgeoning his parents to death with a hammer has been signing autographs behind bars and is known as “Hammer Boy,” ”Hambo” and “Bamm-Bamm”, according to another inmate.

Justin Toney is the other inmate who described what’s going on behind bars in the case of 18-year-old Tyler Hadley.

Hadley has pleaded not guilty to the killings last July of his parents. Police say he killed them, and then threw a house party via Facebook invites while their bodies remained in a locked bedroom.

In investigative files released by prosecutors, Toney says Hadley has enjoyed a bit of jailhouse celebrity, offering autographs exclaiming “It’s hammer time.” He said the teen also told him he’s seen and talked to the devil.

Hadley is facing life in prison after being charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

If the charges are increased to first-degree murder, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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