"How do you go from shooting hoops with your dad in the driveway to beating him with a hammer?" asked Wallace, a 64-year-old retired purchasing agent. "At some point, he's going to get out of the dark place that he's at and he's going to realize that he killed his parents." He will not face the death penalty if convicted because of his age. Then, tipped off that a murder may have taken place, they returned to the home at about 4:24 a.m. Hadley was seen pacing inside a front bay window, police said, and when he finally answered the door he appeared nervous. As police probed for clues, so did those who knew the family. "They always seemed happy," said James Moses, another neighbor. "There was no indication that anyone was dysfunctional."