Family, friends visit Joliet murder suspects — except Joshua Miner
By Janet Lundquist email@example.com January 23, 2013 5:12PM
Adam M. Landerman (clockwise, from top left), Alisa R. Massaro, Joshua F. Miner and Bethany L. McKee | Supplied photos
Updated: February 25, 2013 12:45PM
Of the four young people charged with killing two men in a house on Hickory Street Jan. 10, Joshua Miner may be the loneliest.
At least he’s had the fewest visitors of the group since he was booked into the Will County jail that day.
Miner, 24, along with Joliet residents Alisa Massaro, 18, Adam Landerman, 19, and Bethany McKee, 18, of Shorewood, were arrested Jan. 10 on first-degree murder charges after police discovered the lifeless bodies of Joliet residents Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in Massaro’s house.
Authorities say Glover and Rankins were robbed and strangled.
As of Tuesday, the only visitor Miner has had since his arrest is a public defender who checked in on Jan. 14, the date of Miner’s last appearance in court, according to the jail’s visitor log.
On the afternoon of Jan. 10, police were called to Massaro’s residence at 1121 N. Hickory St. where they found the bodies of Glover and Rankins. Authorities say the suspects continued to party after the men were killed; and when police arrived, Landerman, Massaro and Miner were playing video games. McKee had left before police arrived but was picked up by authorities in Kankakee, police said.
All four suspects are charged under a theory of accountability for planning and participating in the robbery that led to the deaths of Glover and Rankins, authorities said.
McKee and Massaro have had frequent visits from their attorneys.
McKee has met with her lawyers — Chuck Bretz, as well as two other attorneys and an investigator from his law firm, Chuck Bretz and Associates — five times, the visitor log shows.
McKee’s mother, Teresa McKee, and sister, Patricia McKee, visited her together the day after she first appeared in court. An acquaintance, Michael Fisk, visited her right after her court appearance on Jan. 14, and a friend, Cynthia L. Braley, visited her Monday.
Massaro has met with her lawyer, George Lenard, seven times. Her only other visitor has been her father, Phillip Massaro, who has come to see her twice.
Besides a visit from a public defender after his first court appearance, Landerman has seen some friends and family since he was booked — but not his mother, Joliet police Sgt. Julie Larson.
His uncle, Joseph E. Landerman, and a cousin, Arlena M. Landerman, visited him the morning of his court date, Jan. 14. Two female friends, Stephanie Jeras and Leticia Rivera, visited him the day after.
Pastor Karl Hess from St. Peter Lutheran Church in Joliet visited Landerman on Jan. 17, and another female friend, Allison M. Gue, visited him on Sunday, according to the log.
The four are scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5.