Man confesses to murder of four Pennsylvania men

A man who was a suspect in the disappearances of four Pennsylvania men now admits to killing them, his attorney says.
By Chad Young | Jul 17, 2017
A man who was a suspect in the disappearances of four Pennsylvania men now admits to killing them, his attorney says.

Cosmo DiNardo, 20, has agreed to plead guilty to four counts of homicide in exchange for a promise by prosecutors not to seek the death penalty, according to CNN.

DiNardo's confession came as investigators and cadaver dogs made a grisly discovery Wednesday when the body of one of the missing men, Dean Finocchiaro, 19, was found in a 12-foot-deep grave on farmland owned by DiNardo's parents. Other as yet unidentified human remains also are present in the grave, officials say.

"We are not done yet," said Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub to reporters Thursday. "This is a homicide, make no mistake about it. We just don't know how many homicides."

The four men, who lived within miles of each other, vanished over the course of several days last week. Jimi Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township was the first to disappear and was last seen in the early evening of July 5. Both Patrick and DiNardo graduated from Holy Ghost Preparatory School DiNardo in 2015 and Patrick in 2016.

Finocchiaro, along with Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, and Thomas Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township, went missing a couple of days later.

Before his confession, DiNardo was being held on $5 million cash bail for trying to sell a car belonging to Meo, authorities said. According to a criminal affidavit, DiNardo tried to sell Meo's car to a friend for $500.

DiNardo, suffers from schizophrenia, law enforcement officials said, according to CBS News.

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