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20-year-old admits role in deaths on Pennsylvania farm

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The reason that cadaver dogs were searching the Pennsylvania farm where multiple remains were found this week was because the prime suspect, Cosmo DiNardo, 20, told authorities where to look.

DiNardo’s attorney, Paul Lang, said that his client admitted “his participation or commission in the murders of the four young men.” It’s not an outright admission that he committed the slayings themselves, but it’s clear that most of the weight of the investigation is currently falling on his shoulders.

The homicides that DiNardo describes were against four young men — Dean Finocchiaro, Mark Sturgis, Tom Meo, and Jimi Tar Patrick — all of whom were between the ages of 19 and 22. Finocchiaro’s body was identified in a deep grave on the 90-acre farm belonging to DiNardo’s parents. There were other remains found in the grave, though they have yet to be identified.

According to CNN, in exchange for DiNardo’s confession, Bucks County prosecutors promised not to seek the death penalty, Lang said.

The slayings have been getting national attention and have shaken this usually peaceful community.

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