DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Deliberations in the triple murder trial of Sean Kratz will go to day three on Friday following 14 hours of deliberations. Between Wednesday and Thursday, jurors have asked the judge a number of questions, including if Kratz can be convicted on multiple counts of murder; differences between first- and second-degree murder; and to rewatch his 80-minute confession tape.
During the tape, Kratz appears nervous as he talks to police and his voice often cracks.
In one part of the tape, Kratz says his cousin, Cosmo DiNardo, wanted to sell his victims weed he didn’t actually have.
“He [DiNardo] talked about how he could rob them or just kill them and get away with it,” Kratz said in the confession tape.
It’s been an emotionally exhaustive day for the families of the three victims inside the Bucks County courthouse.
Authorities say Kratz and DiNardo shot and killed 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, 21-year-old Thomas Meo and 22-year-old Mark Sturgis on a Solebury Township farm in 2017.
Their bodies were stuffed into a pig roaster as Kratz and DiNardo tried to set them on fire.
Defense attorney Charles Peruto argued that Kratz was manipulated by DiNardo.
DiNardo previously confessed to four murders and will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Kratz initially pleaded guilty, but then withdrew the plea, triggering his trial.
The victims’ are patiently waiting to hear the verdict.