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No bail for cousins facing charges over 4 deaths

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 14, 2017 3:25 PM
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People walk at the entrance to a blocked off drive way, in Solebury, Pa., as the search continues Wednesday, July 12, 2017, for four missing young Pennsylvania men feared to be the victims of foul play. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Doylestown) -- Two cousins facing homicide charges in the disappearances of four missing Pennsylvania men will be held without bail.

A judge ruled Friday that 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo and 20-year-old Sean Kratz will be jailed separately after prosecutors argued the men were dangers to society.

DiNardo's lawyer said his client confessed to the murders in exchange for prosecutors agreeing to not seek the death penalty. He is charged in the deaths of all four men.

Prosecutors are still weighing whether to pursue capital punishment against Kratz, who is charged with three counts of homicide.

A criminal complaint alleges the defendants brought the victims to the farm ostensibly to buy marijuana from DiNardo.

All four victims were shot and at least three set afire.

An earlier story appears below. 

(Doylestown) -- Authorities say they have identified the remains of four young men who were killed on a Pennsylvania farm and found buried there in two separate pits.

A county prosecutor said Friday that the bodies of Tom Meo, Dean Finocchiaro and Mark Sturgis were found buried 12 feet deep in one common grave in Solebury. The remains of Jimi Taro Patrick were recovered from a separate location on the farm.

All four vanished a week ago.

Twenty-year-old Cosmo DiNardo is charged in all four killings, which took place on a farm owned by his parents. His cousin Sean Kratz is charged in the killing of the three men found in the same grave.

A criminal complaint alleges the defendants brought the victims to the farm ostensibly to buy marijuana from DiNardo.

All four were shot and least three set afire. Police say DiNardo ran over Meo with a backhoe after running out of ammunition shooting at him.

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