Suspect in Colts Neck Murders Due in Court

A man accused of killing his brother and his brother’s family at their home in Colts Neck, New Jersey will be in court on Friday.

Paul Caneiro is facing four counts of murder in connection with the deaths of his brother Keith, his brother’s wife and the couple’s two children.

“We allege that the defendant repeatedly shot and killed his brother while he was outside of the side of his home and then moved to murder the rest of the family inside the home.  We allege that Jennifer was shot and stabbed and the two Caneiro children were repeatedly stabbed by knife,” Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni said.

Caneiro then allegedly set fire to the house to try and cover up the crimes.  He was previously charged in connection with a fire at his own home in Ocean Township, with prosecutors saying Caneiro wanted to appear as if he was a victim too.

“We believe that the defendant's motive was financial in nature, stemming from his and the victim's joint business ventures that they owned and operated out of Asbury Park,” Gramiccioni said.

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