A Will County judge found 20-year-old Bethany McKee guilty of robbing and killing Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins last year.
The judge called McKee’s actions a “stunning lack of respect for human life.” The Shorewood woman will serve a mandatory life sentence in prison without parole due to the severity of the charges.
Prosecutors say McKee conspired with three friends to lure Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover into a Joliet home and rob them for cash to buy cigarettes. The victims, both 22-years-old, were strangled and then their bodies were beaten and desecrated, according to court documents.
Two other suspects in the case are awaiting trial. In a plea deal, the fourth defendant, Alisa Massaro, agreed to testify against the others in exchange for a 10-year prison sentence.
“All I have to say is to God be the glory,” said Jamille Kent, mother of Terrance Rankins.
Eric Glover’s mother said: “God did his job.”
Sentencing for McKee is scheduled for October 16th.