Pennsylvania man admits he killed and burned 4 after drug deals, source says

An admitted drug dealer with a history of mental illness said he killed four young men after he felt cheated or threatened during three transactions and then burned their bodies at his family’s farm, a person with firsthand knowledge of his confession said.

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 against 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo, who was in custody.

DiNardo told authorities that a co-conspirator from Philadelphia was involved in three of the deaths, the person said.

The details were provided after one of DiNardo’s lawyers said Thursday that DiNardo had confessed to killing the missing suburban Philadelphia men and told investigators where their bodies were located. DiNardo agreed to plead guilty to four first-degree murder counts, attorney Paul Lang said.

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