"We'd still be looking for Jimi Patrick had we not made this agreement". DiNardo was released Tuesday evening to his parents' home in Bensalem while Federal Bureau of Investigation agents sifted through mounds of dirt from a deep pit they dug on the farm about 20 miles away, and police cadets combed the vast cornfields nearby. He has told investigators where the remaining bodies can be found. Cosmo DiNardo, a 20-year-old linked to a Pennsylvania farm at the center of a search for the four missing men, was arrested Wednesday, July 12, 2017, on charges he tried to sell one man's auto after he went missing, authorities said in announcing the first big break in the case.
In exchange for DiNardo's cooperation, Lang said, prosecutors would not seek the death penalty. Aerial footage shows teams searching under a large tent, and Weintraub has said they are enduring stifling heat as they painstakingly search the property.
"I'm not sure I could if we could ever answer that question", he said at a news conference Friday afternoon.
"We live here, we pass by, we saw the helicopters", Mangano said.
"We have so much more to do to bring justice in this case", Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub told reporters Friday. DiNardo picked Kratz, his cousin, beforehand, and they drove to Finocchiaro's residence in Middletown Township.
There was also a co-conspirator in the deaths of three of the men, who has not been identified, the AP source said.
DiNardo shared images of himself with a maniacal expression and wielding a gun as he participated in a private Snapchat group with local youths.
On Thursday, his attorney was in Philadelphia court to request a continuance for further investigation in that case. But when they arrived, DiNardo said, Patrick had only $800. It's believed that DiNardo and Kratz used construction equipment from his father's business to dig a hole on the 90-acre property.
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They have witnesses who reported a motorcycle seen leaving the area, and agents are following up on that lead, she said. The blast took place around 10.30pm local time (4.30pm GMT) in Bixby, which lies around 15 miles to the south of Tulsa.
Finally, according to court documents, both Kratz and Dinardo returned to the property on July 8, where Dinardo dug a common grave and buried Finocciaro, Meo and Sturgis in the metal container.
Neighbors on the cul-de-sac where Dinardo lives in Bensalem described him as a good kid who went out of his way to help others, such as volunteering to shovel them out during snowstorms and refusing payment.
Kratz provided investigators with a similar statement Thursday night, the affidavit says, but told police he did not shoot Finocchiaro.
Sean Kratz, left, and Cosmo DiNardo. Dinardo said he picked him up at Patrick's home in Newtown on July 5 and drove him to the Dinardo property at 6071 Lower York Road in Solebury, the affidavit says.
That same day, DiNardo told detectives he met Meo and Sturgis at a church parking lot in Peddlers Village. Sturgis started running away, but he shot him, too, with a Smith and Wesson. He then led authorities to the site of the initial killing. Dinardo allegedly used the backhoe to lift their bodies up and put them in the metal tank with Finocchiaro's body, according to the complaint.
The vehicle was then found on land owned by Antonio and Sandra Dinardo, the parents of Cosmo.
For five days, dozens of law enforcement officers searched the farmland owned by DiNardo's parents.
On Monday, the suspected killer was also charged with being in possession of a shotgun in an unrelated case from February. He was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had a mental illness and had been involuntarily committed to a mental institution for inpatient care, court documents said.