For over an hour on Wednesday morning, the families of Cosmo DiNardo's victims angrily beat in a Bucks County courtroom and told the 21-year-old man that he had broken their hearts when he murdered four young men and buried their bodies his family's farm
"It takes everything I do not have [expletive] to kill you now," a mother exclaimed before apologizing to judge Jeffrey Finley for her language.
Having heard DiNardo's brief apology, described it as "false and insincere." The judge found that he was listening to the police recording DiNardo's confession in preparation for the hearing.
"For you, human lives are disposable, they have no value," the judge told him. "I do not doubt that the day should come when you will be released into the community and have a chance to kill again. They would do it. "
DiNardo pleaded guilty to four counts of first degree murder and related crimes, including robbery and abuses of a corpse. He was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences.
DiNardo lawyers testified that the lawsuit was filed after two mental health experts investigated DiNardo and came to the conclusion that they could not conduct mental health care
"He hopes that by taking over Responsibility to facilitate the closure of all those involved in this sad, meaningless tragedy, "said lawyer Fortunato Perri. "Mental illness is real, mental illness is sad, and sometimes it can lead to tragedies."
The killing offenses last summer caught international attention in the area as police desperately dug up the sprawling Solebury Township farm to search for the four young men who were missing.
DiNardo of Bensalem and his accomplice and cousin Sean Kratz of Philadelphia, both 21, were indicted in the seven murders on July 7 by Dean Finnochiaro, each with several charges of criminal killing, 19, Thomas Meo, 21, and Mark Sturgis 22. DiNardo is also charged with killing 19-year-old Jimi Taro Patrick, who was murdered on 5 July.
DiNardo showed little emotion during the hearing and spoke only briefly.
"I just want the four families to know that I'm so sorry, and if I could take back what happened on those days, I would do that."
Kratz, who appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon , refused a lawsuit and prosecutors resumed the death sentence
The courtroom at The Bucks County Justice Center, Doylestown was full, and the families of the victims took eight full ranks. Some sobbed as First Deputy District Attorney Gregg Shore read the details of the killings. Some masked their mouths and wiped away tears as Shore spoke.
Richard Patrick, the grandfather of Jimi Taro Patrick, spoke of spending days in the blistering heat on the farm, helplessly waiting for answers while helicopters hovered above them.
For days, we were waiting under a tent on this farm, waiting for our child and hoping he would not be a victim, "Richard Patrick said during his sacrificial statement.
Several family members of the four victims expressed horror at the victim Condition of the bodies of their loved ones who had been burned and buried in a mass grave and said they still wanted to hug or touch their child.
Patrick also said he wished someone had stopped DiNardo, who had been acting unpredictable for years
"I am disappointed that he had access to guns, and I am disappointed that the prosecution did not act when he was initially accused of possessing a gun," said Patrick.
DiNardo also heard a statement about the effects of Mark Potash, the father of Sturgis, who told him Ic I did not think that DiNardo was able to understand the grief of the families. Potash said he believed that DiNardo pleaded guilty so that no facts would be known that could be used against him in one of the suits of the victims' families.
"Even if you take that plea, it's for selfish reasons," said Potash. "You are a perfect example of someone who started at the top and worked their way down to the gutter."
"Do you think you're a savage?", Potash continued, referring to DiNardo's bragging social media posts before the murder he set up with guns. "You've lived protected all your life, you'll go wild in prison, and I promise you, it will not look like you."
DiNardo's family members were sitting on the other side of the courtroom. His mother quietly cried through much of the hearing.
Attorneys representing several family members of the victims released a statement on Wednesday alleging guilty allegations.
"The families of Dean A. Finocchiaro, Thomas C. Meo, and Jimi T. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…39&Itemid=32 Patrick, who mourns, is content with that Cosmo DiNardo will spend his life in prison for the chaos and murder he committed on three innocent young men … "according to lawyers Thomas R. Kline, Robert J Mongeluzzi and Carin A. O & # 39; Donnell
The prosecutors say that DiNardo lured the four young men to the community of Solebury, promising to sell them marijuana before they die shot and then burned and buried with a backhoe] After a five-day manhunt, three of the bodies found invitations in a mass grave, but Jimi Taro could not find Patrick's remains. DiNardo told them where Patrick was buried after his lawyer negotiated a deal with prosecutors to remove the death penalty.
A Bucks County detective testified at a previous hearing that DiNardo's applause, Kratz, heard DiNardo shoot Finocchiaro (19659002) Detective Martin McDonough said that Kratz said that DiNardo had run a digger over Meo to make sure that he was dead.
After the shootings, Kratz told the police that he was watching DiNardo Move the bodies into a metal "pig cooker", which DiNardo poured out with gasoline and lit, according to court records. The cousins then went to a Philadelphia store for dinner, then slept in DiNardo's house in Bensalem, as the records show.
The next afternoon, Kratz told the police that the cousins had returned to the farm and DiNardo had confiscated the bodies with the excavator
After DiNardo pleaded, District Attorney Matt Weintraub painted a dark picture of DiNardo's deeds.