Two 20-year-old men who have been under suspicion of killing 4 young men, are now charged with murder, conspiracy and abuse of corpses by trying to burn the bodies in a ‘pig roaster’.
Cosmo DiNardo squealed to slaying the four missing men and burning their bodies on his family’s Bucks County, Pennsylvania farm. His cousin Sean Kratz was also charged with participating with three of the murders. They were arraigned on Friday and are being held in separate prisons without the possibility of parole.
He put forward a deal to sell Jimi Taro Patrick a shotgun and four pounds of marijuana for $8,000, but when he went to pick him up on July 5, he had only brought with him $800. DiNardo, for some insane reason shot him with his mother’s gun, and then buried his body ‘far away’ from where his next victims would be.
The other three were killed on July 7 by Kratz and DiNardo in a joint effort. Dean Finocchiaro was shot by both after DiNardo struck a deal to sell him a quarter pound of pot for $700. He made a plan with Kratz to rob Finocchiaro when he went to go pick him up. Kratz shot Finocchiaro first, then DiNardo put another round in his body after he had already died.
Then his body was wrapped in a blue tarp from a corn crib and he was thrown into the pig roaster. Later that night, DiNardo made a deal to sell marijuana to Tom Meo and Mark Sturgis and the three met behind a church to head to DiNardo’s property together. Again, the cousins plotted to rob them.
DiNardo shot Meo first and he screamed, then Sturgis started running away and DiNardo shot him until he ran out of ammunition. He then drove over Meo, who may have still been alive, with the backhoe. Kratz told police his cousin ‘basically crushed’ Meo with the backhoe.
Then, DiNardo used the backhoe to move their bodies. The cousins put the corpses in the pig roaster with Finocchiaro, poured in gasoline and set it on fire.
They dug a 12.5 foot grave with the same backhoe the next day and placed the bodies and the container inside.
Weintraub said DiNardo confessed to dousing the bodies inside the pig roaster with gasoline. But the DA said his attempt was unsuccessful. He said at the press conference: ‘There was an attempt to burn the bodies… but I don’t believe that was successful.’
DiNardo said he did so because he felt threatened or cheated when he tried to sell them marijuana, a source close to the investigation has said. He also told police where to find the rest of the bodies.
On Thursday, a source said DiNardo’s whole ‘reasoning’ behind the killings was that he felt ‘threatened’ or ‘cheated’ by the men who came to him wanting to buy marijuana from him.
This unhinged psycho needed to be put down…Life in prison is too good for him.
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