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Teen accused of killing parents appears in court

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WPEC/CNN) - A Florida teenager accused of beating his parents to death with a hammer made his first appearance in court Tuesday.

Charges were reduced against 17-year-old Tyler Hadley to second-degree murder.

Police found the bodies of Hadley's parents early Sunday morning locked inside a master bedroom.

Officers said they received an anonymous tip after Hadley threw a house party.

Jail officials in Port St. Lucie said Hadley is being held without bond and is under suicide watch.

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