More Than 1,000 Attend Vigil for Murdered Bucks County Men

Community members gathered to mourn miles from the Solebury Township farm where police found the men’s bodies last week.

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A law enforcement official escorts Cosmo DiNardo to a vehicle Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Doylestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

About 1,500 people gathered Sunday in Bucks County for a candlelit vigil to commemorate four young men whose brutal murders gained national notoriety last week.

Community members flooded the Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial in Newtown, miles from the 90-acre Solebury Township farm where police found the men’s remains several days earlier.

The vigil was held in honor of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick, 22-year-old Mark Sturgis and 21-year-old Tom Meo, whose murders shocked the small town and made for a high profile case that involved state and local police, U.S. marshals and the FBI.

Cosmo DiNardo, 20, confessed to the murders last week. DiNardo, along with his cousin Sean Kratz, also 20, was charged in connection with the murders. Police say Kratz aided DiNardo in three of the killings and that DiNardo executed one of them entirely on his own. They’ve both been charged with multiple counts of criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, abuse of corpse and robbery.

Matthew Schuler, a Bucks-County native who was a finalist on The Voice, sang “Hallelujah” at the vigil.

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