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Judge grants delay in Joliet’s Hickory Street murder trial

Clockwise from top left: JoshuMiner Adam Landerman Bethany McKee AlisMassaro. | Will County Sheriff's Office photos

Clockwise from top left: Joshua Miner, Adam Landerman, Bethany McKee and Alisa Massaro. | Will County Sheriff's Office photos

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Updated: August 16, 2014 6:13AM



Next week’s trial of one of four people charged in a gruesome double-homicide in Joliet has been postponed.

Bethany McKee, 20, has been charged with murder in connection with the January 2013 strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22. She was scheduled to go on trial July 21.

But Will County Judge Edward Burmila on Monday granted a request by McKee’s attorney to delay the trial after prosecutors turned over more evidence. A new trial date will likely be set next week, when McKee is still expected to appear in court.

McKee was arrested along with Alisa Massaro, 20, Joshua Miner, 26, and Adam Landerman, 21, after Glover and Rankins were found dead Jan. 10, 2013 in Massaro’s Joliet home in the 1100 block of North Hickory.

Massaro pleaded guilty in May to robbery and concealment of a homicidal death in exchange for a 10-year prison sentence. A source has confirmed police reports allege Massaro and Miner had sex on the victims’ bodies, though those reports contain conflicting interviews with the suspects.

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