Updated 04/25/13 – 3:43 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The confessed gunman in a triple murder in west suburban Darien three years ago took the stand Thursday in a DuPage County courtroom, and testified about being ordered to commit the murders by his friend, Johnny Borizov.
WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports 26-year-old Jacob Nodarse told jurors Borizov sold him drugs and scared him into committing the murders, convincing him he’d be killed if he did not.
As part of his plea deal, Nodarse agreed to testify against Borizov, who prosecutors have claimed ordered Nodarse to kill his ex-girlfriend and her family so that he could gain sole custody of his 13-month-old son.
The ex-girlfriend, Angela Kramer, was not harmed in the attack, but her father, mother and brother were killed by Nodarse.