The man who admitted murdering three members of a Darien family and whose testimony also helped convict another man for the crime will be sentenced in August.
A DuPage County judge set Aug. 13 to sentence Jacob Nodarse, who is facing a minimum 45 years in prison for his role in the deaths of the Kramer family.
Jeffrey Kramer, 50, his wife, Lori, 48, and their son, Michael 20, were shot to death in March 2010 in the family’s home by Nodarse, who later pleaded guilty but mentally ill to one count of first-degree murder. His testimony this spring helped convict Johnny Borizov of plotting the crimes and convincing Nodarse to carry them out.
Borizov, formerly of Willow Springs, is scheduled to be sentenced July 15, and by law, will receive a term of life imprisonment. Prosecutors alleged that Borizov convinced his friend Nodarse that Nodarse had become embroiled in a dangerous situation because of Borizov’s pending child-custody fight with Angela Kramer, the daughter of Jeffrey and Lori Kramer.
Nodarse, 26, formerly of Countryside, testified that Borizov convinced him that Nodarse’s life would be in danger unless he shot the Kramers.
Although he killed three people, Nodarse’s negotiated plea to just one of the murders, that of Jeffrey Kramer, holds open the possibility that he may not spend the rest of his life in prison. However, Judge Daniel Guerin could opt for a sentence of natural life.