Second Man Charged In Deaths Of Four In Pennsylvania

Marco Green
July 15, 2017

DiNardo, 20, confessed Thursday to "participating in or commission in the murders of four young men," according to his attorney Paul Lang. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity on Thursday because he was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the case.DiNardo is charged with four homicide counts and 20 other crimes, including abuse of a corpse, conspiracy and robbery."I'm sorry", DiNardo said Thursday as he was led into a police van.His cousin Sean Kratz, 20, faces 20 counts, including three homicide counts.

In exchange for DiNardo's cooperation, Lang said, prosecutors were taking the death penalty off the table.

DiNardo also told investigators where the bodies are.

On July 7, Dinardo allegedly picked up Kratz, and they planned to rob Finocchiaro, the affidavit states.

Later that day, DiNardo met Meo and Sturgis in Peddlers Village for another pot deal.

DiNardo then shot Meo in the back with the handgun, later shooting Sturgis as he ran away.

Patrick's body was found after the district attorney's office "made an agreement" with DiNardo, Weintraub said, adding that without DiNardo's "assistance", authorities would not have been able to find Patrick's body.

"I don't understand the science behind it, but those dogs could smell these poor boys 12½ feet below the ground", Weintraub said.

The cousins then placed the bodies of Meo and Sturgis in the same metal tank as Finocchiaro, records show.

The remains of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown, were found on Wednesday in a grave 12-feet deep on a sprawling property in Bucks County owned by the parents of one of the charged suspects, Cosmo DiNardo, according to Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub.

On Wednesday afternoon, Weintraub said investigators had found a auto allegedly stolen from one of the missing men and charged DiNardo with theft.

Kratz has a criminal history in both Philadelphia and Montgomery County, according to court records. Cars belonging to Meo and Sturgis were then found about two miles apart, and Bucks County detectives interviewed a man from Bensalem, Pa., who said that Dinardo had offered to sell him an older model Nissan Maxima for $500.

It's unclear how well the four knew DiNardo, if at all. "My heart goes out to his parents and all of the other parents".

Patrick disappeared on July 5, and the rest were last seen two days later.

And, Weintraub said, without DiNardo's help "I don't know if we ever would have found [Patrick]". James Jackman, a 19-year-old who works at Antiques at the Old Church, right next to the farm, said that for this part of Pennsylvania to have a homicide investigation is "definitely out of character".

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