DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - Prosecutors and the defense did not mince words during opening statements in a high-profile murder case in Bucks County.
Prosecutors said Sean Kratz and his cousin didn't have a reason to kill several young men in Solebury Township in 2017, but they just did it for fun because it was something they could do.
Kratz, 22, is charged in three of the four slayings, and prosecutors say he shot one of the young men himself.
The district attorney said Wednesday morning Kratz watched while the bodies of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, Mark Sturgis, 22, Thomas Meo, 21, were scooped up, burned in a pig roaster and buried in a 14-foot hole.
Kratz then went out for cheesesteaks with his cousin, Cosmo DiNardo, and hung out with his family, the district attorney said. He never called authorities, and lied to investigators while they searched DiNardo's family's property and the victims' families searched for answers.
Prosecutors warned jurors to not be fooled by the defense, anticipating they will paint Kratz as a victim in the brutal case.
The defense did just that during opening statements. Kratz's attorney said Kratz was a "meek" guy, afraid of his cousin, and "not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree."
The attorney went on to say Kratz could be talked into anything, even calling him an "idiot."
Kratz is expected to take the stand in his own defense during trial. Jurors are also expecting to hear from Cosmo DiNardo, who pleaded guilty last year to killing Finocchiaro, Sturgis, Meo, and a fourth man, Jimi Patrick Taro.