Murder Charges Against Brother in Mansion Fire Slayings 29 November 2018

Man charged with killing brother’s family after Colts Neck mansion fire: records

Authorities say Paul Caniero then set fire to his brother's home to try and cover up his crimes.

He has not entered a plea on the new charges, the records show.

The remaining members of the family - Keith's wife Jennifer and children Jesse, 11, and Sophia, 8 - were then stabbed inside the residence, Gramiccioni said.

A New Jersey man has been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of his brother and his family after they were found dead at their mansion earlier this month, according to reports.

That same day, about seven hours later, his brother's mansion in nearby Colts Neck, New Jersey, also burst into flames.

(Facebook/NBC News) Paul Caneiro, 51, was charged with setting fire to his home Tuesday (local time) in Ocean Township. The charges were first laid out Thursday morning in a complaint filed in Colts Neck Township, records show.

He remains in jail without bail and is scheduled to appear in Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold, New Jersey, on Friday.

More details are expected to be revealed when Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni holds a news conference at 11 a.m. ET Thursday.

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On Thursday morning, he was charged with four counts of murder, and one count each of possessing a firearm for an unlawful goal and possessing a knife for an unlawful objective.

The suspect's family was able to escape the fire without injuries. Gramiccioni declined to elaborate, saying the investigation was incomplete.

According to the prosecutor, Paul Caneiro shot his brother on the lawn of the mansion, went inside and killed the rest of the family, and then set a fire in the basement early November 20.

Keith Caniero and Paul Caneiro worked together, according to online records.

Prosecutors so far have been mum on a motive - but are set to announce the fresh set of charges against Caneiro at a press conference later Thursday morning. They said he set the fire at his own home to destroy evidence and to make it look like the extended family was being targeted.

Caneiro's attorneys, Robert Honecker and Mitchell Ansell, said their client loved his brother's family, had no reason to harm them and had been "wrongly accused". He is also charged with later setting fire to his own house before rousing his sleeping wife and daughters, who were not injured in the blaze.

Paul and Keith Caneiro were the principals in two businesses, a computer systems company called Square One and a pest control business, both housed above a trendy cafe in Asbury Park.

Funeral services for the family are planned for Sunday.

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