Alleged Partying Killers Indicted for Murder
A Will County grand jury has handed down indictments against the four people who allegedly killed two Joliet men and then partied after committing the crime.
The four people accused of murdering two men and then partying and playing video games while the corpses were still in the house have been indicted by a Will County grand jury.
The decision means the jury, meeting in closed hearings to review evidence from the Will County State's Attorney's Office, decided there was sufficient grounds to charge Adam Landerman, 19, Alisa Massaro, 18, Joshua Miner, 24, all of Joliet, and Bethany McKee, 18, of Shorewood, with six counts of first-degree murder.
Confirmation of the indictment was reported Thursday by the Joliet Herald News. The four will enter pleas during arraignments Tuesday.
The murder charges stem from the Jan. 10 strangulation deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22 and of Joliet, in Massaro's 1121 N. Hickory St. home.
Joliet police said the four suspects invited the two men to the Joliet house with the intention of robbing and killing them. The victims were found with plastic bags over their heads, according to sources, and police allege the group's intention had been to dismember them.
A tip -- reportedly made by McKee's father to the Shorewood police, according to the Herald News -- brought Joliet police to the house, where they found Landerman, Massaro and Miner playing video games, police said. Landerman is the son of Joliet Sgt. Julie Larson.
Several pieces of key evidence have been turned over to defense attorneys, the newspaper also reported. Among them, videotaped interviews with the suspects; phone conversations the defendants made from the Will county jail; inventory reports from the vehicles driven by McKee and Glover and Rankins; and the search warrant for Massaro’s house.