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Source: Two slaying suspects told authorities they might hurt themselves

Adam M. Landerman (clockwise from top left) AlisR. Massaro JoshuF. Miner Bethany L. McKee  |  Supplied photos

Adam M. Landerman (clockwise, from top left), Alisa R. Massaro, Joshua F. Miner and Bethany L. McKee | Supplied photos

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Updated: January 19, 2013 1:52PM



JOLIET — The two young women charged in the Hickory Street stranglings told authorities after their arrest that they had thought of hurting themselves, a source disclosed to The Herald-News.

While being booked into the county jail last week, Alisa Massaro admitted she’d had suicidal thoughts “since the murders,” according to the source. Bethany McKee also reportedly told jail staff she had thought about hurting herself, according to the source who was not authorized to speak on the matter.

Massaro and McKee, both 18, have been charged with first-degree murder stemming from the deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22. Adam M. Landerman, 19, and Joshua F. Miner, 24, are also charged with first-degree murder in the case.

All four are being held in lieu of $10 million bail. At least two suspects have confessed to the crime, sources said.

Glover and Rankins, who police found dead on Jan. 10, were lured to the house at 1121 N. Hickory St., the night before where the four were waiting to rob and kill them, authorities said.

After Rankins and Glover were killed, Massaro, Landerman and Miner remained at Massaro’s house while McKee left to drive her infant daughter to Kankakee, authorities said.

Before 4 p.m. McKee, of 200 Westshore Drive in Shorewood, called her father, William McKee, and told him what had happened in the house. William McKee then alerted Shorewood police, sources said. Shorewood passed the information to Joliet police, who went to the house and found the bodies. The suspects were playing video games.

Her friends were taken into custody immediately, and McKee was stopped by Kankakee police about 1-1/2 hours later.

William McKee could not be reached for comment Friday.

According to reports, the suspects planned to dismember the bodies to conceal the crime.

“Without that phone call, there’s little reason (police) would’ve gone to that location to interrupt their plan,” a source with knowledge of the investigation said.



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