Time needed for fingerprints in Hickory Street murder case
By Casey Toner email@example.com November 1, 2013 11:37PM
A memorial is seen outside a residence that was the scene of a double homicide last week in the 1100 block of Hickory St. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Joliet. | Matthew Grotto~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 4, 2013 6:39AM
The two men and women charged in the grisly murder of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins in Joliet earlier this year are next due in court for a status hearing on Dec. 13, a Will County judge said Friday.
Police say Adam Landerman, Josh Miner, Bethany McKee and Alisa Massaro killed Glover and Rankins, both 22, in January at Massaro’s Hickory Street residence. The two men were strangled.
Will County assistant state’s attorney John Connor said during a status hearing Friday that he needed more time to test fingerprints. He said DNA related to the murders has already been tested and submitted to the court.
Leaked police reports, which were reported by Patch.com and confirmed by the Sun-Times, contain conflicting interviews with the defendants and allegations that Miner and Massaro had sex on the men’s dead bodies. The disclosure of that and other allegations about the crimes led Kinney to seal the case file.
In September, Kinney gave Patch.com reporter Joseph Hosey, who published the confidential information, 180 days to disclose his source, imposing a daily fine until he does so. If he declines, Hosey faces incarceration at the county jail after the six-month period, Kinney said. The judge also ordered Hosey — who is appealing the ruling — to pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs.