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Judge gives man 75 years for slayings

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Judith Pokorny, the mother of Jeffrey Kramer, hugs her son, Gary Kramer, in a hallway at the DuPage County Courthouse during the sentencing of Jacob Nodarse on Monday in Wheaton. Nodarse was charged in the February 2010 murders of Jeffrey and Lori Kramer and their son, Michael, in Darien. Nodarse, who earlier pleaded guilty but mentally ill, was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

WHEATON – A suburban Chicago man was sentenced to 75 years in prison Monday for killing three members of a family at the request of the surviving daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

Jacob Nodarse, 26, of Countryside, previously pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a single count of murder for the February 2010 slayings in Darien.

The victims of the 2010 slayings were Jeffrey Kramer, 50; his wife, Lori, 48; and their 20-year-old son, Michael.

The Kramers’ daughter, Angela Kramer, 25, had a child with Johnny Borizov, 29, of Willow Springs. DuPage County jurors convicted Borizov in May of first-degree murder, and he was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

Prosecutors said Borizov desperately wanted his ex-girlfriend and her family dead because of a child custody dispute.

Authorities said Nodarse used a hammer to break a window and get into the home. They said Nodarse shot the three victims with a handgun. Angela Kramer survived by hiding in a closet

He fled to Florida, where he was arrested after he was found sleeping in a van outside his parents’ home.

Prosecutors agreed to drop other charges against Nodarse in exchange for his testimony against Borizov. Prosecutors said Nodarse will be required to serve his entire sentence.

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