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posted: 7/2/2013 6:32 PM

Convicted Darien killer to be sentenced in August

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  • Jacob Nodarse

      Jacob Nodarse

  • Johnny Borizov

      Johnny Borizov


A man who admitted killing three members of a Darien family will be sentenced Aug. 13, a judge said Tuesday.

The hearing for 26-year-old Jacob Nodarse is set to take place about a month after sentencing for co-defendant Johnny Borizov, who was convicted by a DuPage County jury in May.

Nodarse, formerly of Countryside, faces 45 years to life in prison under an agreement with prosecutors, while Borizov faces a mandatory life term.

Both men were convicted in the March 2010 murders of Jeffrey and Lori Kramer and their 20-year-old son Mike, but Nodarse could receive a lighter sentence because he pleaded guilty but mentally ill and testified against Borizov.

Nodarse said he shot the Kramers at Borizov's behest after breaking into their home through a window. Prosecutors said Borizov wanted the family dead because of a child-custody dispute with Jeffrey and Lori Kramer's daughter, who survived the rampage by hiding in a closet.

Borizov, 31, of Willow Springs, is scheduled for sentencing July 15. Judge Daniel Guerin is presiding over both cases.

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