PENNSYLVANIA -- (WPMT) -- Cosmo DiNardo, 20, was charged with four counts each of criminal homicide, conspiracy and abuse of a corpse, as well as with robbery and a weapons charge, documents show. Sean Kratz, 20, was charged with three counts each of criminal homicide, conspiracy, robbery and abuse of a corpse, as well as a weapons charge, documents show.
The charges relate to the killings of Jimi Patrick, 19; Thomas Meo, 21; Mark Sturgis, 22; and Dean Finocchiaro, 19, who went missing within miles of each other in Bucks County.
Dinardo admitted to “his participation or commission in the murders of the four young men,” his attorney, Paul Lang, said Thursday. Investigators have found discovered the body of Finocchiaro and other unidentified human remains in a 12.5-foot-grave on Dinardo's parents property in Bucks County.
Cosmo DiNardo, 20, admitted “his participation or commission in the murders of the four young men,” attorney Paul Lang said.
The lawyer declined to say whether DiNardo killed the four men who went missing last week, kicking off a multi-agency search that rattled this community.
In exchange for DiNardo's confession, Bucks County prosecutors promised not to seek the death penalty, Lang said. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office did not respond Thursday to defense counsel statements; a briefing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday.
Co-counsel Michael Parlow said DiNardo is cooperating with the investigation. “The family feels horrible. They are very upset for the families of these boys,” he told CNN.
DiNardo was arrested earlier this week on charges stemming from the investigation. His family owns the suburban Philadelphia property where human remains were found Wednesday in a 12-foot-deep common grave.
Lang said that DiNardo told police where the four bodies are located.
The body of one of the missing men, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, was found in the grave, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said earlier Thursday. The rest of the remains have yet to be identified.
“We are going to bring each and everyone one of these lost boys home to their families, one way or another,” Weintraub said.