Second Person In Custody In Connection With Killing Of 4 In Pennsylvania

Second Person In Custody In Connection With Killing Of 4 In Pennsylvania

Second Person In Custody In Connection With Killing Of 4 In Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania man confessed to authorities Thursday that he killed four young men who went missing last week, his attorney said.

DiNardo's parents declined to comment after leaving a government building where he spent several hours with Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub and other investigators.

The four men who went missing last week: Tom Meo, top left; Jimi Tar Patrick, bottom left; Dean Finocchiaro, top right; and Mark Sturgis, bottom right.


A man who requested anonymity told the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday that DiNardo had spoken of murder in the past.

Cosmo Dinardo, 20, admitted through an attorney to "his participation or commission in the murders of the four young men". DiNardo's bail was set at $5 million in cash, the highest that Bucks County Magisterial District Judge Maggie Snow has ever set, she said.

DiNardo and Kratz allegedly murdered the three others two days after Patrick, during two separate drug deals.

DiNardo then shot Meo in the back with the handgun, later shooting Sturgis as he ran away. Another news conference scheduled for Friday morning was postponed and scheduled for a government building in Doylestown early Friday afternoon.

Bucks County prosecutors promised not to seek the death penalty in exchange for his confession, Lang said. He said Dinardo led authorities to the fourth body.

Later that day, DiNardo met Meo and Sturgis in Peddlers Village for another pot deal. Police discovered Patrick's body buried in a 12-foot grave on property owned by Dinardo's family along with other human remains suspected to belong to the three other victims, Dean Finocchiaro, 19, Mark Sturgis, 22, and Thomas Meo, 21, all of whom went missing within a few days after Patrick.

A person with firsthand knowledge of DiNardo's confession said he killed the men after he felt cheated or threatened during three drug transactions and then burned their bodies at his family's farm.

Police said they found Meo's diabetic kit inside the vehicle.

He said police are determined to "bring each and every one of these lost boys home to their families, one way or another".

The recovered auto was found on a second DiNardo family property about a half mile from the farm.

DiNardo was seen exiting the Bucks County Courthouse on Thursday evening saying, "I'm sorry". DiNardo shot him a second time - but claimed Finnochario was already dead. He placed Finocchiaro's body in a metal tank, which he referred to as a "pig roaster", according to court records. "They walked to a remote part of the property, where Dinardo said he fatally shot Patrick with a.22 calibre rifle".

Based on DiNardo's statement, investigators located Patrick's body in that grave late Thursday.

Weintraub said there was an attempt to burn the bodies, but investigators do not believe it was successful. The families of the four missing men have kept a vigil outside the farm in Solebury, a community on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey state line. He displayed a bouquet of flowers - sent by a member of the community - that he meant to distribute to as many law enforcement officers as possible.

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