Woman found guilty in Joliet double murder

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.

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