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Grief counselors on hand after vigil for Bucks County murder victims – 6abc.com

LANGHORNE, Pa. (WPVI) —

The digital billboard outside Neshaminy High School usually streams information about upcoming school events and announcements.

On Monday, one day after a vigil honoring the victims of the Bucks County killings, the billboard remained frozen on the image of a yellow ribbon.

Grief counselors were being made available at Neshaminy High from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. because one of the victims, Dean Finocchiaro, graduated from the school last year.

Parents and students interested in counseling services were invited to make appointments by calling 215-809-6101.

On Sunday night, a rendition of “Hallelujah” wrapped up what organizers called a “Night of Healing.”

The vigil honored the memory of 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Tom Meo, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro and 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick.

Prayers and song filled the evening’s event at the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield Township.

VIDEO: Vigil Sunday night for Bucks County victims

“I can’t speak for all the families. I can imagine all of them are turning to our Lord to be a light to us,” said Fr. Jason Buck of St. Andrew Catholic Church of Newtown, Pa.

After searching the Solebury Township farm for several days last week, authorities made the gruesome discovery: the four men had been shot and killed, their bodies buried.

Police say 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo of Bensalem, Pa. confessed to the grisly crimes. DiNardo told authorities he set the men up, when they came to his farm to buy marijuana.

Authorities have also charged DiNardo’s cousin, Sean Kratz of Northeast Philadelphia, in connection with three of the murders.

VIDEO: Friends remember the Bucks County murder victims

This weekend, the victims were remembered by those who knew them best.

Not all of the victims knew each other, but Sunday night, their friends and family came together.

Kaitlyn Masone, a friend of Jimi Patrick said, “It is overwhelming, but it is meaningful to see so many people cared about those boys.”

“It’s comforting to know that everybody decided to come out to support not just Meo, but all four of the kids,” said Shane Hughes, a friend of Tom Meo. “It’s a tragedy, but it’s a process. We’re all healing together. We’re strong in numbers.”

The grandparents of Jimi Patrick thanked the families of the other three victims, saying in a statement they all made a decision together to forgo the death penalty for DiNardo so authorities could find Patrick’s body.

Patrick had been buried in a different location from the other three victims.

Video: 2 cousins facing charges over 4 Bucks County killings

Video: TIMELINE: Murder of 4 men in Bucks County, Pa.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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