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Pa. cousins' lives escalate from petty crimes to alleged murder

Pa. cousins' lives escalate from petty crimes to alleged murder

The cousins started small — break-ins, jewelry heists and traffic violations — but on Friday they were charged in grisly crimes that ended with police unearthing the bodies of four young men, including a Loyola University Maryland student, from two pits buried deep on a sprawling family-owned farm.

Police found the missing men after a grueling, five-day search in sweltering heat and pelting rain, but it's still not clear why the 20-year-old suspects' crimes escalated from petty offenses.

For Cosmo DiNardo, whose lawyer said he confessed to all four killings in exchange for being spared the death penalty, brushes with the law began in his early teen years.

He was about 14...

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