PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The first wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic and unspeakable slayings of four young men earlier this year outside of Philadelphia was filed today by Ross Feller Casey, LLP, Pennsylvania's preeminent catastrophic injury law firm.
The lawsuit was filed by attorney Robert Ross on behalf of the family of Mark Sturgis, 22, whose body was discovered in July buried on a Bucks County farm.
"With this lawsuit, the heartbroken parents of Mark Sturgis intend to hold accountable everyone responsible for the horrific death of their son, not just those who pulled the trigger. This includes those who negligently and carelessly permitted either of the accused to gain access to firearms and equipment used in these heinous crimes," said Ross, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey.
The lawsuit names as defendants: Cosmo DiNardo and his cousin Sean Kratz, the two men charged with the murder of Sturgis and three other men; and DiNardo's parents, Sandra and Antonio DiNardo, who own the Solebury Township, Pa. farm on which the men were buried.
Among other things, the lawsuit alleges that DiNardo used a Smith and Wesson 357 owned by and registered to his mother to kill Sturgis, and that DiNardo's parents failed to secure the handgun even though they knew he had a history of mental illness.
The suit, filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, also alleges that DiNardo's parents created a dangerous situation to exist on their family farm by allowing their son access to the property and also to equipment on it.
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Robert Ross will be available for interviews regarding the lawsuit and can be reached at 215 574 2000.
Contact: Mario Cattabiani, Ross Feller Casey's Director of Communications / 215 485 1710 [email protected]