Sacramento man pleads to selling deadly fentanyl to Rocklin teen, facing 17 years in prison
On July 12, 2022, Virgil Xavier Bordner, age 22, plead to all charges regarding the fentanyl death of local Rocklin teen Zachary Didier. Sentencing is scheduled for September 1, 2022, at the Placer County Superior Court, Department 44 at 8:30 a.m.
Bordner faces a sentence of 17 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Bordner plead to three charges including involuntary manslaughter and two counts of selling a controlled substance to a minor and admitted the special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury.
The Didier family has been supported through the case process by the prosecutor and a victim advocate from the Placer County District Attorney’s Office Victim Services Unit in the case prosecutor.
“Since that tragic day that we lost our beloved son, I have felt nothing but compassion and support from the investigators and prosecutors on Zach’s case” said Zach’s mother Laura Didier. “I am grateful that justice is being served for my son, and while the court process is coming to a close, my advocacy work on fentanyl and counterfeit pills will continue and grow.”
"I could never have imagined a tragedy like this would ever happen to our family and I would never wish this on any other family" said Zach's dad Chris Didier. "I am grateful for the professional work of the entire Task Force investigation team as well as the Placer Country DA’s office and their unwavering efforts to keep us up to date on their investigative process. We find comfort knowing this phase of our journey may be coming to a close, however, the loss of our son Zach is forever. We plan to continue our efforts to advocate and bring needed awareness and education about the dangers of fentanyl poisoning to our community. It is my desire to take this issue to Capital Hill and promote reform that can help implement enhanced safeguards with social media in order to prevent needless loss of life."
The sentencing will be open to the public and media representatives. Video and photos may be authorized upon an approved media request submitted to the Placer County Superior Court.