Lawyer says inmate admits killing four
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — A jail inmate who has been the focus of an investigation into the disappearances of four men admitted Thursday that he killed them, his attorney said in a surprise development.
Cosmo DiNardo, 20, confessed to the commission of or participation in four slayings and agreed to plead guilty to four murder counts, attorney Paul Lang said outside court, where DiNardo had met with investigators. DiNardo also told investigators where the bodies are.
DiNardo, the son of the farm property’s owners, was being held in lieu of $5 million cash bond before his confession, accused of trying to sell one victim’s car.
In exchange for the cooperation, Lang said, prosecutors were taking the death penalty off the table. There was no immediate comment from prosecutors, but they retweeted news reports of DiNardo’s confession.
The case took a grisly turn when human remains were discovered in a 12½-foot-deep grave on a farm.
The four men, all residents of Bucks County, disappeared last week. The remains of only one, Dean Finocchiaro, 19, have been identified, though authorities said other remains were found as well.
A handcuffed Cosmo DiNardo is escorted to a waiting vehicle Thursday in Doylestown, Pa.