Testimony continues in Johnny Borizov murder trial
WHEATON — Prosecutors painted Johnny Borizov as a master manipulator and violent individual this week as opening statements were delivered in the city of Darien's high-profile murder trial.
Borizov walked into the DuPage County courtroom on Tuesday in handcuffs, dressed in a light-colored button-up shirt and slacks. As he was seated, the handcuffs were removed. The 32-year-old Willow Springs man appeared calm as he looked between jurors and attorneys, occasionally scribbling notes onto a pad.
Assistant DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Ruggiero argued that Borizov used a mob mentality to convince his friend, 26-year-old Jacob Nodarse of Countryside, to kill Lori, Jeffrey and Michael Kramer of Darien in March 2010. Ruggiero alleged Borizov claimed to be part of a mob, and that if Nodarse were to join the "special" group, he'd have to kill people.
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