Joliet Woman Convicted of Murdering Channahon Man

Mary Vetor of Joliet faces 56 years in prison for 2009 death of Joshua Terdic

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    Mary Vetor faces 56 years in prison after being convicted of murder in connection to the shooting of a Channahon man in 2009

    A Joliet woman has been found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Channahon man two years ago, the Will County State's Attorney announced Wednesday.

     

    Mary Vetor, 25, was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and home invasion. Vetor faces a minimum of 56 years in prison.

    According to the Will County State's Attorney office, Vetor had supplied the weapons, a gun and a baseball bat that were used in the home invasion and murder of Joshua Terdic in July 2009.

    During the invasion, Terdic was shot in the head and died 10 days later. Another victim, Lauren Vasilakis, was also shot but survived the attack.

    Two other defendants, Jason S. Orasco, 25, of Channahon, and Matthew Edwards, 19, of Joliet, also face charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, and home invasion. They are both still awaiting trail.

    A fourth defendant, Ashley Hill, 19, of Joliet, pleaded guilty to home invasion. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison in exchange for her testimony against Vetor.

    In addition to supplying weapons to Orasco and Edwards, Vetor also helped them come up with a plan to steal money and drugs from Terdic, prosecutors said. She also drove the two men to Terdic's apartment.

    "Although she never entered the residence, Mary Vetor provided the deadly weapons and was intimately involved in the planning and orchestration of this brutal attack," State's Attorney James Glasgow said. "Because of her contemptible behavior, she is responsible for the murder of Joshua Terdic as if she had placed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger."