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Another victim lay screaming, they admitted, as Di Nardo ran over him with a backhoe.

But when asked Friday if either man had explained what set off their three-day killing spree this month, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. The charges filed against Di Nardo, of Bensalem, and Kratz, of Northeast Philadelphia, capped off a whirlwind week that began Sunday with a desperate plea from authorities for any information on the missing men and continued through Wednesday’s grisly discovery of human remains in a deeply dug grave on the Di Nardo family’s 90-acre estate.

The arrests also delivered some measure of resolution for family members of the four victims, many of whom stood vigil for hours in brutal heat this week at the Di Nardo farm in wealthy Solebury Township as investigators sifted through the remains. Di Nardo himself led investigators to the fourth victim — Jimi T.

But when detectives initially grilled Di Nardo earlier this week, he told them he kicked the man out of his truck and went fishing after learning Finocchiaro was headed to a “do a big coke deal,” according to court filings in the case.

It was only later and after Di Nardo’s confession Thursday that detectives learned Patrick was the first to die.

“I can tell you, for I’ve been there, we’d still be looking for Jimi Patrick had we not made this agreement,” Weintraub said, describing a separate grave site “up on top of a mountain” far away from the burial site of the other three.

Weintraub’s office said it had not yet determined whether it would seek a death sentence for Kratz, who, despite having confessed to being present for three of the murders, maintains he did not kill anyone.

Investigators later tracked Meo’s car to the Di Nardo estate, the thread that would eventually unravel the rest of the case.

Despite the calculated slayings the men described, nothing in either of their criminal pasts suggested a capacity for such extreme violence.

Still, he and Kratz were no strangers to law enforcement — but primarily for petty, nonviolent crimes.

Di Nardo, who has been in custody since Wednesday, charged with the theft of Meo’s car, has had several previous run-ins with local police starting in 2011; he was banned from Arcadia University’s campus after attending one semester there, according to various sources.

Di Nardo, whose parents own the vast acreage, used a backhoe to dig the six-foot ditch where he buried the man, Di Nardo later said.