Two men charged with killing four in Pennsylvania

Second Suspect Charged in Grisly Slayings of 4 Pa. Men

Second Suspect Charged in Grisly Slayings of 4 Pa. Men

The other missing men are Mark Sturgis, 22, and Thomas Meo, 21, who worked together in construction, and Jimi Taro Patrick, 19, a student at Loyola University in Baltimore.

Authorities found the body of one of the men, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, buried at a farm in Solebury Township farm.

Lawyer Paul Lang said Thursday his client Cosmo DiNardo confessed to "the four murders" and is ready to plead guilty to four counts of first-degree murder.

That same AP report said the man said DiNardo killed the men after feeling cheated and threatened during drug transactions and that DiNardo sold quarter pound bricks of marijuana for several thousand dollars and hand guns to area residents. Patrick, who was a year behind DiNardo at a Catholic high school for boys, was last seen on July 5, while the other three vanished two days later.

Kratz and DiNardo had chose to rob Finocchiaro after luring him to the farm, but for some reason, Kratz shot him in the head, the affadavit said. They shot and killed Finocchiaro and then placed him in a metal tank that he referred to as the pig roaster, Dinardo said, according to the criminal complaint.

"When they (Meo and Sturgis) turned their backs on me, I shot Tom in the back", Dinardo allegedly told detectives questioning him, according to a criminal complaint.

The motive behind the four killings involved three drug deals gone wrong, according to The Associated Press.

DiNardo agreed to sell Finocchiaro a quarter-pound of weed for $700 - but when he and Kratz arrived at Finocchario's home, the two cousins chose to rob him instead.

Dinardo allegedly poured gasoline into the tank and lit it, the complaint says. He then said he used a backhoe to dig a hole and bury Patrick's body.

On Wednesday, investigators found three bodies in a common grave under an oil tank on the farm.

Late Wednesday Bucks County officials confirmed human remains in a 12 foot deep mass grave on the farm. The cousins then set the bodies on fire and the next day buried them in a grave on the property, according to the records.

As he left the court on Thursday, a broken DiNardo said "I'm sorry" as he was led to the Bucks County Justice Center in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit.

Kratz told investigators that DiNardo basically "crushed" Meo with the backhoe.

Weintraub said the two weapons used in the four murders were also recovered. An attorney for the family, Fortunato Perri Jr., said in a statement that they were not connected to the alleged homicides. He was named a person of interest in the disappearances the next day, but he was released from custody after he posted a $1 million bail, 10 percent of which was paid in cash.

In seeking $5 million bail on a stolen auto charge this week, prosecutors said he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Both youths were also accused of conspiracy, robbery, abuse of a corpse and possession of an instrument of a crime, WTXF-TV reports.

The remains of at least one of the men were found after an extensive search on a massive property belonging to DiNardo's parents. Patrick went to college in Maryland.

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