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Suspect in Joliet double-murder scheduled to go on trial Aug. 4

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: July 24, 2014 6:27PM



A Will County judge set a new trial date Wednesday for one of the four people accused of participating in a grisly 2013 double homicide in Joliet.

Bethany McKee, 20, is now expected to go on trial Aug. 4 for the January 2013 strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22.

Judge Gerald Kinney scheduled the trial during a brief hearing Wednesday.

McKee was arrested and charged with murder 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 Street.

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 that police reports allege Massaro and Miner had sex on the victims’ bodies, though those reports contain conflicting interviews with the suspects.

McKee was originally expected to go on trial earlier this week. But her attorney, Chuck Bretz, asked for a delay after prosecutors turned over new evidence.

That evidence included 10 hours of McKee’s taped conversations “while in the custody of the Will County Sheriff’s Department,” court records show.

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