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Four young adults in Illinois are accused of strangling two other friends and trying to dismember their bodies — an alleged murder plot so “heinous” that the Will County state’s attorney said Monday he will personally prosecute the case.

When cops arrived Thursday to the Joliet home where the victims’ lifeless bodies were found, investigators say three of the suspects were playing video games. “This is one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I’ve ever seen in my 27 years of law enforcement,” Police Chief Mike Trafton said. “Not only the crime scene, but the disregard for common decency toward human beings.”


Charged with first-degree murder are Joshua Miner, 24; Alisa Massaro, 18; Bethany McKee, 18; and Adam Landerman, 19, whose mother is also a Joliet police sergeant. The group allegedly called Eric Glover and Terrence Rankin, both 22, over to Massaro’s home, police said.
Glover and Rankin were likely caught off guard before they were robbed and killed by their own friends, the victims’ families say.

Authorities said the suspects allegedly wanted to dismember the men, but the Will County coroner said their bodies were found whole, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Massaro, Miner and Landerman were at the home when police got there. McKee, who had left, was later picked up.

Family members of the victims said they called police Thursday night when they hadn’t heard from them. A friend said she spoke with one of the victims before he died and knew he was with the group. “It’s not like he was in a strange place. He was comfortable,” friend Kasey Smith told reporters Monday.

Trafton said the suspects were “very much surprised” when authorities arrived to Massaro’s home. They appeared in court Monday, and Circuit Court Judge Roger Rickmon upheld bail at $10 million. Their next court date is scheduled for Feb. 5. Of all the suspects, Miner has the most extensive criminal record.


He previously pleaded guilty to unauthorized videotaping involving child pornography when he was 16. Three years ago, he was also convicted of a residential burglary and was ordered into a state boot camp program. Miner’s mother, Melodie Miner, told The Herald-News that “there’s no way my son can do this.”

Nicole Jones, the mother of victim Eric Glover said ‘Every court date, every day, I’m gonna be there.’ Friends and family of the victims said the young men were “well-mannered,” played sports in high school and didn’t run with gangs. “It’s just senseless,” said Glover’s mother, Nicole Jones. “It’s hard for me to say the words.”

George Leftridge, a friend of the victims, said it was “diabolical acting” for Glover and Rankin to be allegedly murdered and possibly dismembered. “You just don’t wake up in the morning and say, ‘Yeah I’m fixing to go behead somebody, or chop somebody up,” Leftridge told reporters. “This is something that had been brewing in their system for a long time.”

He suggested the suspects were involved in drugs, although police haven’t said any more about the motive for the attacks. But given what happened, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said he wants to prosecute the case himself. “This is my home. My children live here,” Glasgow said. “This case is something that I think it’s the responsibility of the elected prosecutor to prosecute.”

Bill McKee, the father of suspect Bethany McKee, gave his condolences to the victims’ families outside of court Monday, according to the Sun-Times. “This is a surprise to us, no matter what anyone says,” Bill McKee said. “We’re giving it to God at this point.”

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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief, FCC Member, #RedVelvetSquad Member, IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 15,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Send those gringos to Siberia, let them fucking die
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  • ImTheKangRoundHereImTheKangRoundHere Posts: 4,649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    these white girls set niggaz up all the time.the story about the black dude in mississippi got hung because of his white girlfriend family members
  • 7figz7figz Ig'nant Posts: 11,827 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Where's the hate crime charge ?
  • ImTheKangRoundHereImTheKangRoundHere Posts: 4,649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the judge gave them 4 white idiots a bond and they can actually get out even though they did this horrific thing to 2 human beings
  • playmaker88playmaker88 Mobile, Agile, Hostile Posts: 56,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    those people are the definition of "Dirty white boys"just look @ them they look like they snort Ajax ... it would be interestibg to know how long these cats knew these people...will stay tuned for the outcome
  • Lurker6Lurker6 Posts: 4,208 ✭✭✭✭✭
    7fIG wrote: »
    Where's the hate crime charge ?
    so ur saying its a hate crime cuz the victims were black?
  • playmaker88playmaker88 Mobile, Agile, Hostile Posts: 56,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    7fIG wrote: »
    Where's the hate crime charge ?
    simply killing someone of another race isnt grounds for a hate charge.....although i really wouldnt be surprised if this wasnt at least a minor motivation but unless there is some evidence then it aint happening
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  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 18,803 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They wouldn't be able to get the hate crime charge anyway. Everyone spoken to says they were all friends even the victims' families.
  • 7figz7figz Ig'nant Posts: 11,827 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They throw that hate crime shit into the mix automatically if it's a gay / jewish person so fuck it.
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  • Rock_WellRock_Well Posts: 2,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So, no details regarding exactly how they were murdered? Stabbing or what
  • SneakDZASneakDZA Just a guy Posts: 9,084 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All four of them clearly have chromosome issues but the bitch in the lower left is straight Corky status.
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  • DNB1DNB1 Lifes a bitch and then you die...thats why we get high, cause u never know..... Posts: 15,557 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rock Well wrote: »
    So, no details regarding exactly how they were murdered? Stabbing or what

  • cobblandcobbland Robert De Niro: "The Fan" (1996). Bobby, now do you care? BOBBY! NOW DO YOU CARE? Just a little bit? Chicago...Posts: 3,764 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They were strangled.
    Joliet Double Murder: Police Call Strangulation, Attempted Dismemberment 'Heinous,' 'Brutal'

    JOLIET, Ill. — Police say the strangulation and attempted dismemberment of two Illinois men, allegedly at the hands of four young adults, is one of the most heinous cases they've seen.

    Three of the people arrested were playing video games when police arrived at a Joliet home, where the bodies of Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins were found Thursday.

    "This is one of the most brutal, heinous and upsetting things I've ever seen in my 27 years of law enforcement," Police Chief Mike Trafton said. "Not only the crime scene, but the disregard for common decency toward human beings."

    Police said Glover and Rankins, both 22 and from Joliet, were lured to the home of 18-year-old Alisa Massaro and then robbed and killed. Officers discovered the bodies of Glover and Rankins on Thursday when they were called to the home, where they found Massaro playing video games with Adam Landerman, 19, and Joshua Miner, 24.

    The three, who are all from Joliet, were arrested on first-degree murder charges. Bethany McKee, 18, of Shorewood also faces first-degree murder charges. All are being held on $10 million bond and appeared in court Monday.

    "It's demonic," Rankins' mother, Jamille Kent, said. "This is evil."

    Joliet is a city of about 150,000 people located about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

    Trafton said Massaro, Landerman and Miner were "very much surprised" when police walked in on them Thursday. McKee had left the house but police arrested her later in nearby Kankakee.

    Kent said her son and Glover had been friends for five years. Family members said they called police Thursday night after they hadn't heard from the two since Wednesday.

    "It's just senseless," Glover's mother Nicole Jones said. "It's hard for me to say the words."

    Glover graduated from Joliet Central High School and had made the honor roll and participated in football, wrestling and track, his family said. Rankins, described as "a very outgoing, loving, fun person" by his mother, graduated from Joliet West High School.

    Massaro's father, Phillip Massaro, told The Herald-News in Joliet that he was in disbelief.

    "All I can say is it's a terrible thing that happened, and I can't believe my daughter had anything to do with it," he said. "I don't know what happened. I just don't know what to say. I can't really talk about it. I'm too devastated, and I can't talk about it."

    Massaro's lawyer, George Lenard, did not immediately return phone calls to The Associated Press for comment Monday. Charles Bretz, attorney for McKee, declined comment.

    Public defenders for Landerman and Miner could not be reached. No one answered the phone at the public defender's office in Will County.

    Miner's mother, Melodie Miner, told The Herald-News that "there's no way my son can do this." Miner previously was convicted of residential burglary, according to the newspaper.

    Charles Pelkie, spokesman for the Will County State's Attorney's office, said State's Attorney James Glasgow will personally prosecute the case, as he did former police officer Drew Peterson's. Jurors convicted Peterson in September of first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife.

    Pelkie would not discuss any details about the investigation in the Joliet slayings, but he did address the issue of race. While the two victims were black and the four suspects are white, Pelkie said there is no information at this point that indicates race was a factor in the killings of Glover and Rankins.

    Also, Landerman's mother, Julie Larson, is a Joliet police sergeant, but Pelkie said she will not be involved in the investigation of the case in any way.
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