Suspect in brutal 2017 Bucks County murder spree pleads guilty

Maricruz Casares
May 17, 2018

Attorneys for DiNardo said in court this morning that he pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty.

DiNardo's cousin, 21-year-old Sean Kratz, is anticipated to additionally plead responsible Wednesday afternoon to prices related to his involvement within the deaths of the lads, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, Mark Sturgis, 22, Tom Meo, 21, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19.

At one level DiNardo stated he was sorry to the "poor dad and mom" of his 4 victims, which a decide stated was insincere, in line with FOX29. A hearing before Bucks County Judge Jeffrey Finley was delayed almost an hour Wednesday as the lawyers and District Attorney Matt Weintraub spoke to Kratz in a courthouse holding cell. "They don't have any worth".

Melissa Fratanduono, the mother of 21-year-old victim Tom Meo, cursed at DiNardo, saying it has "taken everything" for her not to kill him herself.

"They have some comfort knowing Cosmo DiNardo will spend his life behind bars, but there's mixed emotion in knowing they have to deal with trial", said attorney Carin O'Donnell. In jail, you may meet savage. "And I promise you, it won't look like you".

One other member of the family, the daddy of Mark Stugis, informed the 21-year-old his exclusively approach out of jail is "sporting a toe tag".

"You're a ideal example of someone who started at the top and worked your way down to the gutter", said Sturgis's father, Mark Potash.

On this July 13, 2017 file picture, a regulation enforcement official escorts Cosmo DiNardo to a auto in, Doylestown, Pa.

Potash called DiNardo a "perfect example of someone who started at the top and worked your way down to the gutter".

"You suppose you are savage?"

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"I pray that Dean's spirit haunts you the rest of your miserable life", said Anthony Finocchiaro, Dean's father. Authorities saw him as the mastermind of the killings and charged him in all four deaths.

Weintraub said at a news conference following Wednesday's hearings that DiNardo has agreed to testify against Kratz.

Police discovered the lads after a five-day search and stated three had been lit on hearth and positioned 12-feet deep in a steel tank that was transformed right into a cooker that he labeled a "pig roaster".

The prime suspect in last year's brutal slayings of four young men on a rural Bucks County farm will serve four consecutive life sentences in the case, while his cousin faces rejected a plea deal and faces the death penalty.

The bodies of Jimi Taro Patrick, 19; Dean Finocchiaro, 19; Mark Sturgis, 22; and Tom Meo, 21, were discovered on the DiNardo family's 80-acre farm in Solebury Township previous year.

DiNardo has a historical past of psychological sickness, together with an involuntary dedication and a schizophrenia analysis, however his lawyer stated psychological well being professionals weren't certain they might have introduced an madness protection.

"As we can see through this situation, mental illness is real, mental illness is sad and sometimes it can be tragic", he said.

DiNardo then buried the bodies on the land behind his family's farm.

In his confession, DiNardo acknowledged promoting handguns to native residents.

Months before the murder spree, police had brought a weapons charge against DiNardo for possession of a shotgun and ammunition that he was barred from owning because he had been involuntarily committed to an inpatient treatment facility for a mental illness.

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