Man killed 4 men separately, burned them at farm

Man killed 4 men separately, burned them at farm

A second person has been arrested and charged with murder in the killing of four young Pennsylvania men, according to media reports.

Sean Kratz is charged in the deaths of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, Thomas Meo, 21, and Mark Sturgis, 22.

"He confessed to his participation or commission in the murders of the four young men", his attorney, Paul Lang, said in a televised news conference outside a courthouse in Bucks County in eastern Pennsylvania.

Kratz, of Philadelphia, was arrested on Thursday hours after Dinardo, of Bensalam, confessed to the murders, authorities said.

DiNardo was first arrested Monday and held on $1-million bail on an unrelated gun charge stemming from an incident in February, when he was caught with a shotgun and ammunition, which he was not authorized to possess because of mental health issues, officials said.

The rest of the remains that have been found have yet to be identified, but according to law enforcement, DiNardo did say the bodies of all four men were in the two locations where the officials are digging.

Authorities said all four victims had been positively identified. He allegedly killed three other men two days later. Even as the investigation stretched on for days, centering on a farm not far from the Delaware River, the Bucks County district attorney said he clung to hope that the men would be found alive.

Dinardo, whose parents own the Solebury Township farm being searched, was already in custody after being accused of stealing and trying to sell a auto belonging to one of the missing men.

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.

. The fourth body was found buried nearby, prosecutors said.

The recovered vehicle was found on a second DiNardo family property about a half mile from the farm. Patrick went to college in Maryland.

Bucks County District Attorney's Office photos of the missing men.

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

DiNardo's parents, Antonio and Sandra DiNardo, own the farm in upper Bucks County, a bucolic area with rolling hillsides, new housing developments and historic sites.

The DiNardo family's lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr., had previously said in a statement that Cosmo DiNardo's parents are cooperating with law enforcement. The cousins picked up Meo and Sturgis and when they got to DiNardo's property, they began firing, the records say.

Another vehicle helped authorities put Dinardo behind bars while they investigated the case.

Patrick graduated from Holy Ghost Preparatory School in 2016, where Dinardo was also a graduate in 2015, school spokesman Bill Doherty said.

In exchange for the confession, Lang said, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney Matthew Weintraub promised that he would not pursue the death penalty. 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.

Weintraub said there was an attempt to burn the bodies, but investigators do not believe it was successful.

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