Tyler Hadley Was on Ecstasy When He Killed His Parents; Can MDMA Cause You to Kill?

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A new druggy detail has emerged in the shocking case of Tyler Hadley, the Florida teen who killed his parents with a hammer over the weekend and then threw a party in their house: Hadley's best friend now tells the media that the teen claimed he was high on ecstasy when he bludgeoned his parents to death. Could the drug have led Hadley to commit murder?

Mike Mandell, 17-year-old Hadley's best friend, tells WPTV that Hadley admitted to killing his parents at the party and showed him their bodies. Hadley told him he was thinking of committing suicide, claimed to be possessed by the devil, and wanted to take a picture with his best friend because it might be the last time they saw each other. Mandell also claims that Hadley told him he had taken three ecstasy pill before murdering his parents.

Strange, considering MDMA usually causes feelings of euphoria, inner-peace, acceptance, and love in combination with a reduction in hostility and aggression. Hardly the emotional recipe for murder.

However, an overdose of the drug can lead to paranoia, anxiety, mania, and disorientation. There also seems to be no well-publicized previous case of ecstasy use being linked to the cause of a murder.

It's also possible that the pills Hadley took had been cut with another chemical. Though, Hadley may possibly have other mental problems, and it's useless to speculate on how that, combined with the effects of the drugs, lead to the crime.

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Rabidgoon
Rabidgoon

this is what happens when drugs are illegal - had he wanted real mdma and been able to legally procure it, he'd probably have spent the evening thinking about how great his life is. instead, he had to go to some shady scumbag who sold him pulls cut heavily with some nefarious chemical and he schizzed out. the war on drugs is stupid.

Zach
Zach

MDMA can't make you murder. You are fully conscious and aware of your actions on MDMA. You don't forget what happens, and you don't act like a different person like you do when you are drinking or taking things like PCP. Try it sometime and then ask yourself if you'd kill anyone...

Anonymous
Anonymous

I'm tired of the outright LIES in the news. This was not E.

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Yeah the love drug, its known to send people into a rage, and angel dust is the drug touched by god that makes you havee the ability to break handcuffs....where is logic, the was a few cards shy of a full deck, and the simply may have said no to the party and he was not accepting the answer...murder, no drug makes you murder, only and idiot, and I bet the story gets worse as we find out what a spoiled b i t ch this little puss is

seep
seep

Ecstasy and MDMA are not always the same thing.  Those pills can (and often do) have BZP or MDPV in them.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Wow, a double whammy...a murderer and a drug abuser.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Yes, by all means lets legalize all drugs and sell them at the corner store. I can't wait for my son to be old enough so I can take him and purchase his first batch of drugs thus begining his downward spiral for the rest of his life.

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