"He confessed to his participation or commission of the murders of the four young men". The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity on Thursday because he was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the case.DiNardo is charged with four homicide counts and 20 other crimes, including abuse of a corpse, conspiracy and robbery."I'm sorry", DiNardo said Thursday as he was led into a police van.His cousin Sean Kratz, 20, faces 20 counts, including three homicide counts.
Weintraub said that Dinardo confessed to his role in the murders to avoid the death penalty.
DiNardo also had been arrested Monday and held on $1 million bail on an unrelated gun charge before his father paid $100,000 to bail him out Tuesday.
Kratz alleges that DiNardo shot Finocchiaro, the affidavit said.
That same night, DiNardo told authorities he arranged a deal with Meo.
At a barn at DiNardo's property, Kratz allegedly shot Finocchiaro in the head, DiNardo said.
DiNardo then drove a backhoe that was on the property to where Patrick lay, dug a hole no more than 6 feet deep and buried him. Standing outside a courthouse here, one of his attorneys said he had made the confession to avoid a death sentence.
Meo and Sturgis are good friends and work together, according to court records.
Finocchiaro, Meo and Sturgis all knew each other, the AP reported, and news outlets have reported that cars belonging to two of the men have been located.More news: Female Afghan Robotics Team Gets Donald Trump Assist
(Undated) - Police on Thursday returned to a large Pennsylvania farm to resume digging and sifting through a deep common grave where multiple remains were discovered, including one identified as one of four men missing since last week.
On Wednesday, police arrested a young man whose parents own the farm on a charge he tried to sell a auto belonging to one of the missing men.
Kratz has a criminal history in both Philadelphia and Montgomery County, according to court records.
The search has focused on the extensive property - owned by Dinardo's parents, Antonio and Sandra, according to prosecutors - in Solebury Township.
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.
Authorities say Finocchiaro, Sturgis and Meo went missing Friday, while Patrick was last seen July 5.
Weintraub said the victims' families were holding up "remarkably well".
Weintraub said Thursday he does know more about the relationships among the men but can't share more information because he needs to "maintain the integrity of the investigation". The fourth body was found buried nearby, prosecutors said.