No Death Penalty Sought in Darien Triple Murders

Family members killed in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutors say

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Johnny Borizov and Jacob Nodarse are charged in the murders of three family members in Darien, Illinois. Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Jacob-Nodarse-Johnny-Borizov-Darien-Illinois-suburbs-triple-murder-for-hire-suspects-appear-in-court-86751547.html#ixzz0hVUTki0A

    Prosecutors in DuPage County say they won't seek the death penalty for two men charged with killing three members of a suburban Chicago family in March.

    Prosecutors said Wednesday they wouldn't ask for the death penalty for 24-year-old Jacob Nodarse of Countryside and 28-year-old Johnny Borizov of Willow Springs.

    Neighbors React to Early Morning Shooting

    [CHI] Neighbors React to Early Morning Shooting
    Resident's of Darien, Illinois display grief after hearing about a murder in their neighborhood. (Published Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010)

    Killed were Jeffrey Kramer, Lori Kramer and their 20-year-old son Michael Kramer, all of Darien. Borizov's ex-girlfriend, Angela Kramer, escaped injury by hiding in a closet.

    By law, State's Attorney Joseph Birkett was required to state his intentions regarding capital punishment within 120 days of indictment.

    "The gravity of the offense is just one factor," he said, declinining to elaborate on his decision. "I carefully examined the facts regarding both men. I met with the (Kramer) family, and they understand and support the decision."

    Both Nodarse and Borizov have pleaded not guilty.

    Video: Two Charged With Murder for Hire Plot

    [CHI] Video: Two Charged With Murder for Hire Plot
    Prosecutors describe how two men planned the murders of a Darien couple and their son. (Published Saturday, Mar 6, 2010)

    Full Coverage: Darien Triple Slayings