No bail for cousins facing charges over 4 deaths

Ivan Schwartz
July 15, 2017

Each of the men went missing within days of each other, and it is believed that their bodies are the remains that have been located in the two locations Cosmo DiNardo cited on his family's farm, according to ABC News.

On the other hand, the other three people who were also missing are known as 21-year old Tom Meo, 22-year old Mark Sturgis and old Jimi Tar Patrick who is 19 year, who was also speculated, has been found in the rest of human remains. The remains of Dean Finocchiaro have already been recovered from a 12.5-foot-deep grave at a Solebury farm owned by the family of DiNardo. The person said a co-conspirator was involved in the shooting deaths of three of the men, who had been reported missing.

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 against DiNardo, who was in custody.

Dinardo is also accused of trying to sell one of the missing men's cars.

DiNardo told investigators he drove Kratz and Finocchiaro to his family's property in Solebury Township, where he said Kratz shot Finocchiaro in the head as they were leaving a barn on the land.

While authorities said they're making progress in the search, Weintraub also said foul play is suspected in the disappearances. The hole in which the remains were buried, according to DiNardo's confession, is 12 and a half feet deep and was discovered by police dogs.

From left: Jimi Patrick, Thomas Meo, Dean Finocchiaro, and Mark Sturgis. Instead, the affidavit alleges DiNardo and Kratz drove to Finocchiaro's home to rob him.

According to court documents, DiNardo told detectives he had agreed to sell Patrick four pounds of marijuana for $8,000.

"We are not here to make moral judgments on any of their actions", Weintraub said Friday.

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Dinardo, who was arrested for theft on Wednesday, confessed to his involvement in the killings the next day, his attorney Paul Lang said. Sturgis' father said he had heard his son and Meo mention Finocchiaro in the past.

In his confession, Dinardo detailed a series of shocking killings with no clear motive. "I don't know what convinced him (to confess)".

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

Prosecutors confirmed DiNardo will not face the death penalty after agreeing to plead guilty to four first-degree murder counts.

Among the alleged victims, Patrick disappeared last Wednesday, according to authorities, and Sturgis, Meo and Finocchario vanished Friday. The charging documents state that DiNardo used a backhoe to pick up both men's bodies, put them in the same metal tank as Finocchiaro and poured gasoline into the metal tank and lit it.

CNN News reports that the family of Cosmo DiNardo "feels disgusting", and they are "very upset for the families of these boys", which was conveyed by one of Cosmo DiNardo's lawyers to the reporters yesterday.

"We're strong", he said Thursday morning.

He had been previously held on a $1 million bond until Tuesday evening for an unrelated weapons charge.

Later that same day, DiNardo shot Sturgis and Meo and placed them in the same tank as Finocchiaro.

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