Suspect's Police Interrogation Wraps Joliet Murder Trial

Bethany McKee accused of killing two Joliet men in 2013

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    8/12/2014: Bethany McKee accused of killing two Joliet men in 2013. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

    Closing arguments were conducted Tuesday in the murder case against one of the suspects in the murders of two men in Joliet, but not before a videotape of the suspect's police interview was shown to the court.

    Bethany McKee, 20, is one of four people charged in the January 2013 deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22.

    Police say the victims were lured to the house, robbed and strangled, and then the suspects played video games until police arrived.

    Prosecutors showed the videotape of McKee's police interrogation in which she's heard saying she "knew what was going on" and "we can just beat them up and kill them."

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    But McKee's attorney pointed out that the tape also shows her saying she didn't remember what happened that day.

    Also charged, but still awaiting trial, are Adam Landerman and Joshua Miner, both of Joliet.

    Glover's mother, Nicole Jones, spoke to reporters outside the courthouse.

    "I think she should get life just like the rest. I think she should get life without parole. That's what I think she should get," Jones said.

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    "They took the best thing that ever happened to me ... their sisters and brothers away from them. They took the best person that we had and they destroyed my family."

    McKee opted for a jury trial, so her fate is now in the hands of Will County judge Gerald Kinney.