Man Who Helped Cousin Kill 4 and Bury Bodies Rejects Plea deal

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing for two cousins accused of killing and burying four men outside suburban Philadelphia.

1a3dd3a5900e4ea6a43b02c8f805e246A man accused of helping his cousin kill four young men at a suburban Philadelphia farm has rejected a plea deal and prosecutors say they will now seek the death penalty against him.

Sean Kratz stunned prosecutors and victims’ relatives Wednesday in turning down what his lawyer said was the prosecution’s final offer.

The deal would have given the 21-year-old Kratz a prison sentence up to 118 years. He says he’ll challenge the charges at trial.

Kratz was charged in three of the deaths but would have pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy charges for one victim, Dean Finocchiaro.

Kratz’s cousin, Cosmo DiNardo, faces life in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges related to all four killings.

DiNardo’s lawyer has said he’d plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.

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