UPDATE: Authorities in Bucks County have charged two men who are cousins in the murder of the four missing men. Their remains were found buried in two separate graves. Click here to learn more about the murders.
There’s been another stunning development in the case of four missing men in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Cosmo DiNardo’s attorney, Paul Lang, said that the 20-year-old man confessed to murdering all four men and also told authorities where the bodies are located.
In exchange for the confession, Lang told CBS3’s David Spunt that DiNardo won’t face the death penalty.
According to ABC 6, DiNardo is set to plead guilty for all four counts of first-degree murder.
Sources told Fox 29 that Cosmo said he committed the murders were over the sale of marijuana and a gun, and a second “person of interest” has been brought into police headquarters for questioning.
DiNardo was seen being transported from police headquarters in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs in front of reporters. He was asked if he had anything to say to the families of the four men he admitted to murdering, to which he replied: “I’m sorry.”
At midnight July 13, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub announced in a press conference that authorities had discovered the remains of a man positively identified as Dean Finocchiaro on the 90-acre farm they had been searching for days. Finocchiaro’s remains, along with others, were found at the bottom of a 12-foot grave, Weintraub said. They were led to the area by cadaver dogs who were searching the area.
Finocchiaro, along with Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg; 21-year-old Thomas Meo of Plumstead Township, and 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick, of Newtown Township, were all reported missing by friends and family members at different times last week, beginning July 5.
Many developments in the case have been made since they were reported missing, and DiNardo was named a “person of interest” early on in the investigation.
Police arrested DiNardo July 10 on a weapons charge after prosecutors in Bucks County had asked the Bensalem Police Department to arrest Cosmo for the charge, which was previously dismissed. He was formally charged with the weapons charge July 10, which The Morning Call reported was in relation to a violation of mental health laws. He was held on $1 million bail, but was released after his father, Antonio, paid 10 percent of the bail in cash.
Less than 24 hours later, however, he was back behind bars after police located Meo’s vehicle on a DiNardo property. He was charged with stealing Meo’s 1996 Nissan Maxima and trying to sell it to a friend for $500. Meo is a diabetic and his medical equipment and insulin was found inside of the car. The keys were found hanging up inside the DiNardo’s garage.