DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - Terrified and coerced, or a willing accomplice? It's the question a Bucks County jury will be asking in the case of Sean Kratz.
Kratz is charged in connection with a series of murders at his cousin's Solebury Township farm in 2017.
His cousin, Cosmo DiNardo, has already pleaded guilty to four murders there. Kratz is charged in three of them.
Testimony continued on day four of his murder trial in Doylestown Tuesday.
Kratz was called to the stand but declined to testify.
DiNardo's parents were also called and questioned about their relationship, with the defense trying to get the parents to admit they feared their son.
The defense says Kratz feared for his own life, and that DiNardo forced him to kill. The prosecution says Kratz is a liar, a manipulator and a killer and is guilty of first- and second-degree murder.
He's facing those murder charges, as well as conspiracy to kill, robbery and abuse of a corpse.
Police say in July of 2017 Kratz shot 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro in the back of the head, and then robbed him.
Prosecutors say Kratz then acted as a lookout for DiNardo as the pair lured 22-year-old Mark Sturgis and 21-year-old Tom Meo to the farm with the promise of a drug deal. Instead, DiNardo admitted to killing both, then wrapping all three men in a tarp, setting them on fire and burying them in a 12-foot grave.
Kratz may be the one on trial, but his defense attorney, Charles Peruto, made the closing argument all about DiNardo. He told the jury DiNardo had a terrifying hold over Kratz, and that Kratz feared for his own life if he didn't go along with the deadly plan.
The prosecution however said Kratz showed no signs before or after of being scared of DiNardo, and had ample opportunity to avoid the entire thing or at least get help, but didn't.
Text messages between Kratz and his girlfriend shortly after he shot Finocchiaro show Kratz asked what she was doing.
Kratz did admit to shooting Finocchiaro but said he was scared of DiNardo.
The father of Finocchiaro and the mother of Sturgis also took the stand Tuesday. Both spoke about the last time they saw their boys and the emotional turmoil leading up to their bodies being found.
Kratz's attorney is pushing for either manslaughter or a not guilty verdict.
The jury is expected to get the case Wednesday.