Bucks prosecutors will face the 20-year-old duo, Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz, accused of the brutal summer murders, Thursday afternoon for arraignments in Doylestown.
WBCB 1490 AM story:
First Assistant District Attorney Gregg Shore said, “In any case of this magnitude the investigation never stops.”
Final paperwork detailing all charges filed against Kratz and DiNardo’s plea will be revealed Thursday.
“Also significant, the Commonwealth must decide by the arraignment date whether or not we will be pursuing the death penalty,” Shore said. “Or at least preserving the right to pursue the death penalty.”
Kratz, of Philadelphia, is facing homicide, robbery and conspiracy charges. Both he and DiNardo are accused in the July 7 triple murder of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown, Thomas Meo, 21, of Plumstead, and Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg.
DiNardo, of Bensalem, will also be charged in a separate killing of Jimi Taro Patrick, 19, of Newtown, that same week.
Prosecutors will likely work with aggravators such as the multiple murders, and that they were committed while felonies with drugs involved. DiNardo and Kratz confessed to luring the four men there to buy large amounts of marijuana.
DiNardo used his parent’s farm along Lower York and Aquetong Roads to commit the murders, and attempt to hide the bodies and evidence. Kratz buried one of the guns at a family member’s home in Upper Dublin.
Police, after a nearly week-long search, found three bodies. DiNardo, as a part of a no death penalty agreement with his defense attorneys and the DA’s office, revealed the location of Patrick’s body.
Both DiNardo and Kratz, who currently reside in separate facilities held without bail, will be in court.
“After Thursday, certainly more information, as far as scheduling and what options are available to the defendants moving forward,” Shore said.
Stay tuned to WBCB 1490 AM throughout the afternoon until Lower Bucks Tonight at 5 p.m. to hear updates.