Murder Charges Stand

Order of protection extended to witnesses

By Dick Johnson
|  Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010  |  Updated 5:26 PM CDT
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Lawyers Square Off After Court

DuPage County

Johnny Borizov and Jacob Nodarse are charged in the murders of three family members in Darien, Illinois.

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Lawyers for the defense and prosecution in the Darien triple murders speak after the initial bond hearing.
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The man accused of masterminding a murder plot against his ex-girlfriend's family in Darien in early March will likely be indicted for the crime by a Grand Jury next week after a judge denied a motion to have murder charges dropped.

"I don't see anything in the law that allows me to step in at this time" and dismiss the charges against Johnny Borizov, DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin said.

Borizov's lawyer filed the motion on the grounds that the case against Borizov is based soley on the confession of his alleged partner, Jacob Nodarse. Nodarse admitted to shooting Jeffrey, Lori and Michael Kramer on March 2.

"The state doesn't have the facts to sustain these charges," Wolfe told Guerin. "To charge him with these offenses is over the top."

Nodarse, who fled to Florida after the murders, gave a "detailed confession" after he was caught, according to the prosecutor.

"He said he knew they were all dead because he fired a gunshot into each of their heads."

Once Nodarse was brought back to Darien, they put him in or near where Borizov was being held and their conversations were secretly recorded.

"Johnny Borizov makes certain admissions on the audio tape," DuPage County Prosector Jeff Muntz said.

Both Nodarse and Borizov, who are being held without bond, are expected to be indicted as early as Thursday.

An order of protection against Borizov filed just before his arrest has been dismissed.

Note: This article has been updated to reflect current information about the order of protection against Borizov.

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