No Death Penalty Sought in Darien Triple Murders

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

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

    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.

    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.

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    "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.

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