DiNardo allegedly told reporters he was sorry for his actions as he was led out of court on Thursday evening.
ORIGINAL STORY: Pennsylvania authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for four young men between the ages of 19 and 22 who vanished within days of each other last week, one on Wednesday and three on Friday. The men, all between the ages of 18 and 22, went missing over the course of two days in Bucks County, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Lang called his client remorseful.
DiNardo had been a person of interest over the disappearance of the four men throughout the case, with officials believing they had bought some time for their probe by charging him with the vehicle theft.
"They work in shifts due to the exhausting day-to-day conditions, the heat, the dust, the humidity, but they have to be ordered to stand down from their shifts so that they can be replaced", said Weintraub. "I'd like to think that he wanted to help us get these boys home".
Positing that DiNardo who was Facebook friends with one of the victims and had a previous outstanding firearms warrant against him, authorities brought DiNardo in on Monday as they sought to "explore" possible involvement.
The FBI searched for signs of the missing men using heavy equipment at a large property owned by DiNardo's family.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police found the body of Dean A. Finocchiaro, 19, on Wednesday at a rural farmland property about 30 miles outside of Philadelphia.
DiNardo, who reportedly suffered from schizophrenia, killed the men because he felt cheated or threatened during drug transactions, the AP report said. Then on Wednesday, authorities arrested DiNardo on charges he tried to sell Meo's 1996 Nissan Maxima a day after he was last seen.
Sean Kratz's mother, Vanessa, declined to comment on arrest of her son.
Police say one man went missing Wednesday and three others on Friday.
Authorities had charged DiNardo earlier this year with having a gun despite an involuntary mental health commitment.