11/04/2014 07:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bethany McKee Sentenced For Role In Double Murders

Will County Sheriff's Office

A 22-year-old woman will be spending life in prison for her role in a double murder, an Illinois judge ruled Tuesday.

Bethany McKee, 20, was sentenced sentenced for the 2013 murders of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, according to

The two men, both 22, were found strangled to death with plastic bags over their heads inside a Joliet home.

McKee was convicted in August of first-degree murder and her defense attorney's motion for a new trial was denied on Monday.

During her sentencing, McKee begged for forgiveness from the parents of her victims.

“I’m so sorry…if there was any way I could go back and return your loved ones…I would,” McKee said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “If I had known this would have happened, I’d have made a better choice.”

McKee wasn't involved in the violence but prosecutors argued she lured the victims to a friend’s house where two accomplices, Joshua Minor and Adam Landerman, strangled and robbed them of $120 to buy booze and cigarettes.

Prosecutors held her responsible for helping plan the crime.

In August, Judge Gerald Kinney said the facts of the case revealed a “stunning lack of respect for human life.”

Besides McKee, Minor was also convicted of murder while Alisa Massaro pleaded guilty to lesser charges of robbery and concealing a homicide in exchange for a 10-year sentence and testimony against her friends. Landerman awaits trial, reports.

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