In a courtroom twist on Wednesday, the father of one of four suspects accused in the gruesome 2013 strangling deaths of two men in Joliet testified he heard the murders, but didn't know what was happening at the time.
Phillip Massaro, father of suspect Alisa Massaro, testified in the trial of Bethany McKee, 20, that he lived in the home where the double murder took place.
Massaro said he had worked in a factory from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, and when he arrived home at 7 p.m., he had a few beers and fell asleep on the first-floor couch.
He testified that he woke up at about 9:30 p.m. and heard wrestling on the second floor. He yelled for them to "keep it down" and Alissa Massaro, 20, and McKee came downstairs.
The women said the noise Massaro heard was a TV falling off a dresser.
Massaro fell back to sleep and left for work the next morning, but when he returned home, the residence was a crime scene and police wouldn't let him inside.
McKee is currently on trial in the murder. Alisa Massaro, Adam Landerman and Joshua Miner are also accused of luring 22-year-olds Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover to a house last year, robbing and strangling them and then playing video games until police arrived.
In a police interview played Tuesday, McKee told disturbing tales of sex on corpses, liquor-bottle beatings, racial epithets and sick fantasies of wearing a victim’s face as a mask.
Alissa Massaro is expected to testify Thursday.