Man killed brother, family members at mansion

Man killed brother, family members at mansion

Paul Caneiro's wife and daughters escaped unharmed in the Ocean Township blaze.

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

The details of the heinous crime spree came just hours after Monmouth County prosecutors filed murder charges against Paul Caneiro in the November 20 eruption of violence in Colts Neck and Ocean Township, New Jersey.

The joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Colts Neck and Ocean Township police departments has expanded to include the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and Monmouth County Fire Marshal's Office.

The suspect, Paul Caneiro, also is accused of setting his own Ocean Township home on fire with his family inside in an attempt todestroy evidence and create an illusion that the entire family was being targeted, the prosecutor said.

A New Jersey tech executive has been charged with murder in the deaths of his brother's family of four-bodies were found on November 20 at their burning mansion in the upscale neighborhood of Colts Neck.

The Nov. 20 fire at Paul Caneiro's home took place hours before flames were discovered at the Colts Neck mansion where Keith Caneiro and his family lived.




A New Jersey tech executive was charged with murder Thursday in the deaths of his brother, the brother's wife and their two children, whose bodies were found last week at their burning mansion. Keith stepped out of the Colts Neck mansion, at which point Paul shot him multiple times in the head, the prosecutor said.

Paul Caneiro, 51, faces four counts of murder in the slayings of Keith Caneiro, 50, Jennifer Caneiro, 45, and the pair's children, NJ.com reported, citing court documents.

Honecker did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment.

The woman's and the children's bodies were found severely burned inside the home, and authorities ruled out "a suicide angle", Gramiccioni said.

In explaining the timeline as to why the Colts Neck fire, which was started in the basement of the sprawling home, was not reported until 12:45 p.m. - almost seven hours after the Ocean fire -Gramiccioni said that it smoldered for a while before it was exposed to oxygen and then began to grow and spread to become visible from outside. He said the fire was started in two exterior locations at each end of the house. Dozens of Monmouth County residents came out for a candlelight vigil honoring the family a day after their deaths.

"He fully expects to be vindicated", Robert Honecker previously told The Post. Workers in the area frequently saw Paul Caneiro there.

Paul and Keith Caneiro were partners as an Asbury Park technology consulting firm called Square One and a pest control company. "Have no reason to believe that's the case, think it was targeted".

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