A woman found guilty of murder in a scheme to steal money and drugs from a Channahon man has been sentenced to 61 years in prison, prosecutors announced today.
Mary Vetor, 26, was sentenced today by Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak in the slaying of Joshua Terdic on July 7, 2009, in his Channahon home, according to a news release from the Will County state's attorney's office.
In June, a jury found Vetor guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying and the shooting of Terdic's girlfriend in the same attack. Jason S. Orasco, 27, of Channahon, and Matthew Edwards, 19, of Joliet, await trial in the attack, in which Terdic and his girlfriend were hog-tied in the early morning, shot and left for dead.
Terdic died 10 days later. Ashley Hill, 19, of Joliet, has pleaded guilty to home invasion in the attack and testified against Vetor.
Vetor came up with the scheme to rob Terdic and gave the 22-caliber pistol and baseball bat used in the slaying to Orasco and Edwards, prosecutors said. Testimony at her trial this spring also indicated Vetor drove Orasco and Edwards to Terdic's apartment to carry out the attack, according to prosecutors.
Before the case went to trial, Vetor made the news when shes sent unusual letters including poems and rap lyrics from behind bars, professing her innocence and complaining about the Will County Jail's food and bedding.