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Two charged with homicide in Bucks County slayings

Two charged with homicide in Bucks County slayings

DiNardo faces four criminal homicide counts and Kratz three.

The police authorities then ordered the research on all the properties of the torque, in order to find clues that may lead to the four men that it was now no news since five days.

Dinardo has been in custody since Wednesday afternoon after he was accused of stealing and attempting to sell Meo's auto. They were identified as that of Finocchiaro, though investigators said they were working to identify the rest of the remains.

DiNardo also told detectives he agreed to sell Finocchiaro a quarter-pound of marijuana for about $700 on July 7. There, Kratz allegedly shot him as he left a barn on the farm.

"It was described to us as being up on the top of a mountain and we found him, we found him where we were told we were going to find him and I don't know if we would have ever", Weintraub said.

He referred to it as a "pig roaster", according to the complaint, which says DiNardo poured gasoline in the tank and lit it.

Police say the Loyola University Maryland student didn't show up for work as a beer runner at a restaurant-bar in nearby Doylestown, CNN affiliate WPVI-TV said.

In February, police arrested DiNardo, after finding him with a 20-gauge shotgun and ammunition he was not allowed to possess since he was involuntarily institutionalized. Court records add that Dinardo ran over Meo with the backhoe before using it to lift the both bodies into a metal tank where Finocchiaro's corpse was. The cousins then set the bodies on fire and the next day buried them in the tank in a grave on the property, according to the records.

"We had cadaver dogs, and I don't understand the science behind it, but those dogs could smell these poor boys twelve-and-a-half feet below the ground", District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said during a press conference.

Weintraub said the two weapons used in the four homicides were also recovered. "I am very, very relieved to say that we brought four young men one step closer to their loved ones".

Bucks County District Attorney Releases Disturbing Details On Deaths Of 4 Men
Brooks, told Officer Katherine Bailey of the Bensalem Police Department to "reinstate and refile" the second-degree felony charge. The remains of at least one of the men were found after an extensive search on a massive property belonging to DiNardo's parents.

Prosecutors took the death penalty off the table for DiNardo in exchange for his cooperation, which led them to Patrick's body. In Montgomery County, he was nabbed in December for retail theft and drug offenses, records say.

The next day, Kratz and DiNardo returned to the scene to bury the three men in 12 ½-foot deep holes.

A resident of the house where the arrest reportedly happened did not wish to comment when contacted by The Morning Call.

Meo's girlfriend told investigators that she had been texting with him on Friday until just before 7 p.m. Metal detectors were later being used to search the property, according to KYW News Radio.

DiNardo, whose parents own the Solebury farm, remained in custody on $5 million cash bail, accused so far only of a gun possession charge and trying to sell one of the victims' cars. On Thursday, three additional sets of human remains were found, but have not yet been identified.

The gruesome discovery is the latest development in the search for Finocchiaro, Jimi Tar Patrick, 19; Mark Sturgis, 22 and 21-year-old Tom Meo.

Weintraub told a news conference on Friday that he did not know the motive behind the murders.

During a deal to sell marijuana later in the night to Meo and Sturgis, DiNardo shot Meo, The Daily Mail said.

While DiNardo has confessed to killing Patrick as well as two of the men buried on his family farm, he says Finocchiaro was already dead when he shot him.

Meo is a diabetic, yet his life-saving diabetic kit was still in the vehicle, Weintraub said.


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