New Jersey Man Indicted for Arson, Quadruple Murder of His Brother, Sister-In-Law and Their Children After Business Dispute

New Jersey Man Indicted for Arson, Quadruple Murder of His Brother, Sister-In-Law and Their Children After Business Dispute Court documents allege that Paul Caneiro murdered his brother Keith Caneiro and his family just one day after Keith decided to cut off his brother over missing business funds.

On November 20th, 2018, 50-year-old Keith Caneiro was found fatally shot on the front lawn of his home after emergency services were called because the home was on fire. Inside the house, his wife Jennifer, 45, and their son Jesse, 11, and daughter Sophia, 8 were all found stabbed to death.

On Monday, February 25th, 2019 a Monmouth County grand jury returned a 16-count indictment against Keith’s brother Paul, 52, alleging that he was the one who murdered his brother and his family before burning down their New Jersey mansion to cover up the crime.

Paul Caneiro also set fire to his own home earlier that same day, though the motive is unclear and no one was harmed in that blaze.  

According to court papers, Paul Caneiro committed the crimes after he stole upwards of $75,000 from the technology firm in which his brother owned a 90 percent stake. He is being charged with four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of second-degree aggravated arson and four counts of possession of a weapon. He was also charged with one count of theft, one count of misapplication of entrusted property and two counts of hindering his own apprehension.

An abundance of physical evidence was found at Paul’s home

He is facing multiple life sentences without parole.

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