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Mullane: Denying Sean Kratz the death penalty status he craved

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21.11.2019

It would have been satisfying to see the punk who lied, smirked, and chatted through his murder trial get the lethal squirt.

Sean Kratz didn’t get death. Pity.

It would have been satisfying to see the punk who lied, smirked, and chatted through his murder trial get the lethal squirt.

Opposed as I am to the death penalty (it occasionally kills poor souls railroaded for crimes they didn’t commit), I would have lost no sleep knowing that the rat-like Kratz had vanished from the face of the earth. The way he and his cousin, Cosmo DiNardo, vanished those four young men on a remote Solebury farm in the summer of 2017.

No sleep lost, no way. Mocking justice, he pleaded not guilty. But, really, there’s no question that Kratz, 22, put a .357 revolver to the head of unsuspecting Dean Finocchiaro and blew him away. Dean went down in an instant, a lake of blood spilling from him. Then DiNardo, Kratz’s psycho cousin, stepped up and delivered a coup de grace shot to Dean, of Middletown, who was just 19 years old.

Photos of the aftermath sicken any normal human. But not Sean Kratz. He looked at his........

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