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Johnny Borizov appears in court at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013, during a defense motion for a new trial. The motion was denied, setting the stage for his sentencing hearing today. He was convicted on May 14, 2013, of masterminding the 2010 murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home and faces a mandatory life sentence.

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Johnny Borizov arrives in court at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013, for a defense motion for a new trial. The motion was denied, setting the stage for his sentencing hearing today. He was convicted on May 14, 2013, of masterminding the 2010 murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home and faces a mandatory life sentence.

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Angela Kramer, former girlfriend and mother of Johnny Borizov's child, is sworn in during Borizov's sentencing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was convicted of arranging the killing of Angela's parents and brother in 2010. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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Angela Kramer, former girlfriend and mother of Johnny Borizov's child, weeps while reading her poem during Borizov's sentencing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was convicted of arranging the killing of Angela's parents and brother in 2010. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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Angela Kramer, former girlfriend and mother of Johnny Borizov's child, weeps while reading her poem during Borizov's sentencing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was convicted of arranging the killing of Angela's parents and brother in 2010. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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Judith Pokorny, left, the mother of murder victim Jeffrey Kramer, looks over her victim impact statement held by Assistant State's Attorney Amanda Meindl before reading it to the court during the Johnny Borizov sentencing hearing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was sentenced to life in prison for masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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Donna and Roger Hovarka, of Plainfield, Ill, friends of the slain Kramer family, hug outside of court at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013, after DuPage Judge Daniel P. Guerin sentenced Johnny Borizov to life in prison for solicitation of murder. Borisov was convicted of masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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Jason Bieszczad points out Johnny Borizov while on the stand at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Bieszczad testified that he had serious trouble with Borizov in 2005. Borisov was sentenced to life in prison for masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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Defense attorney Bernie Murray talks to Kate Borisov, sister-in-law of Johnny Borizov, as she is about to read her statement supporting Borizov during his sentencing hearing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was sentenced to life in prison for masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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DuPage Judge Daniel P. Guerin listens to defense attorney Paul DeLuca, left, and Asst. State's Attorney Joe Ruggiero during the Johnny Borizov sentencing hearing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was sentenced to life in prison for solicitation of murder after his conviction for masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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Johnny Borizov appears in court at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013, during his sentencing hearing. He was convicted on May 14, 2013, of masterminding the 2010 murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home and faced a mandatory life sentence.

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Kate Borisov, sister-in-law of Johnny Borizov, talks about her belief that Borizov is innocent during his sentencing hearing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was sentenced to life in prison for masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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Defense attorneys Paul DeLuca, center, and Richard Kling, right, await testimony in the Johnny Borizov sentencing hearing at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was convicted of masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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DuPage Judge Daniel P. Guerin presides over the request for a new trial for Johnny Borizov at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill., on Monday, July 15, 2013. Borizov was convicted of masterminding the murders of three members of the Kramer family in their Darien home in 2010.

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Gallery updated: 7/15/2013 9:04 PM

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Johnny Borizov was sentenced Monday to three life terms for arranging the murders of three members of his ex-girlfriend's Darien family, plus another 30 years for soliciting a friend to carry out the killings. DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin allowed courtroom photography of all witnesses testifying at the sentencing hearing, including the former girlfriend, Angela Kramer, and her grandmother, both of whom read victim-impact statements.
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