By: Don Babwin
Source: Northwest Herald
Despite the objections of prosecutors and defense attorneys, a DuPage County judge on Monday ruled that cameras will be allowed in a Chicago-area courtroom to record a criminal trial for the first time.
Paul Darrah, a spokesman for the county’s state’s attorney’s office, said that Judge Daniel Guerin imposed some restrictions on the use of courtroom cameras in the upcoming murder trial of Johnny Borizov. But he said Guerin will allow the cameras to roll during what could be the most dramatic testimony – that of the confessed triggerman in the March 2010 attack in which Jeffrey and Lori Kramer and their 20-year-old son, Michael, were killed in their Darien home.
Cameras have been allowed to record two murder trials in more rural Whiteside and Kankakee counties as part of a state Supreme Court pilot program launched last year. But Borizov’s trial, due to its proximity to Chicago, is expected to get far more attention from the media and the Cook County legal community, which expects to soon bring cameras to Chicago courtrooms.
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