This undated photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in Doylestown, Pa., shows Cosmo DiNardo, of Bensalem, Pa., an admitted drug dealer with a history of mental illness who was charged Friday, July 14, 2017, with the killings of four Pennsylvania men who vanished a week ago. A second suspect was also arrested and charged in three of the deaths. (Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Cousins' lives escalate from petty crimes to alleged murder

July 15, 2017 - 11:56 am

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia prosecutor says he may never understand why two 20-year-old cousins allegedly lured young men to a farm to sell them pot and then killed them without so much as an argument.

Authorities filed homicide charges against Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz in the grisly slayings.

Their prior records involve fairly minor burglary and traffic violations.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub (WINE'-trobe) said the question of why DiNardo felt the need to kill the men may never be answered.

Both suspects are being held without bail after being charged Friday in the deaths. DiNardo's lawyer says he will plead guilty after confessing.

Weintraub says he feels both "sadness" and "relief" after the intense effort to find the bodies and return them to the families.

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