Man convicted in deaths of 3 men gets life in prison

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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office in Doylestown, Pa., shows Sean Kratz of Philadelphia. A jury has convicted Kratz in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm. Kratz was convicted Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, of first-degree murder and other offenses. The jury must now decide on a sentence of death or life in prison. (Bucks County District Attorney’s Office via AP, File)

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty.

A Bucks County judge sentenced 22-year-old Sean Kratz to life in prison without parole Monday, three days after he was convicted of first-degree murder and other offenses.

Prosecutors said victims’ families had understood they wouldn’t seek the death penalty.

A cousin, 22-year-old Cosmo DiNardo, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

Prosecutors say DiNardo lured the victims to his family’s Solebury farm in 2017 as part of a robbery plot.

They say Kratz shot one man and served as a lookout while DiNardo killed the others.

DiNardo also confessed to killing a fourth man.

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