Suspect in brutal 2017 Bucks County murder spree pleads guilty

Reports: Cosmo DiNardo pleads guilty to four counts of murder, gets life in prison

DiNardo came from a wealthy family, sold marijuana and boasted on social media that he was "a savage", frequently holding guns in photos. "They don't have any worth".

Melissa Fratanduono, the mother of Tom Meo, cursed at DiNardo during the sentencing, saying it has "taken everything" for her not to kill him herself.

"You have lived your entire life protected". In prison, you'll meet savage. "It's taking me everything not to f-- kill you right now".

Another family member, the father of Mark Stugis, told the 21-year-old his only way out of prison is "wearing 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.

A law enforcement official escorts Cosmo DiNardo in, Doylestown, Pa., on July 13, 2017.

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?"

The two were charged after the four men went missing in early July, prompting the multi-day search that ended on the 90-acre farm that belongs to DiNardo's parents.

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.

Kratz and DiNardo were both charged with killing Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township; Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg; and Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown Township. Three were lit on fire and placed 12-feet deep in an oil tank converted into a pig roaster. DiNardo allegedly lured them to his household's farm beneath the guise of constructing pot offers.

At the height of the investigation that put Bucks County in the national spotlight last summer, DiNardo struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty in exchange for his cooperation and the location of Patrick's body.

DiNardo rapidly confessed, and District Lawyer Matthew Weintraub stated authorities may by no means have discovered 19-year-old Jimi Taro Patrick's physique until DiNardo informed them the place it was.

He had a schizophrenia diagnosis and repeated contacts with police, but lawyer Fortunato Perri said mental health professionals who evaluated DiNardo after his arrest weren't sure they could present an insanity defense.

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

The households of the slain males are additionally suing DiNardo's dad and mom, Antonio and Sandra DiNardo, who personal the Solebury farm property and development and concrete corporations in Bensalem, the place they dwell.

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



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