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By Elisha Fieldstadt
A New Jersey man accused of killing his brother, his sister-in-law, his niece and his nephew and burning their house was about to lose his salary in a business he was running with his brother, according to the investigators.
Paul Caneiro is charged with the murder of Keith Caneiro, 50, and his wife Jennifer Caneiro, 45, and their two children, Jesse, 11, and Sophia, 8, who were found dead on November 20, 2018. home in the rich community of Colts Neck, New Jersey.
The wife of a third brother told investigators that on November 19, her husband received an email from Keith indicating that he was running out of money for the two companies he ran with Paul – a technology called Square One and a pest control company, according to the same source. affidavits issued by the Monmouth County Attorney's Office. The email said Keith was going to stop paying Paul.
The third brother's wife, identified in the affidavit only as being CC, added that Keith had been frustrated with the amount of money spent by Paul on the business accounts and that he wanted sell one of the companies, says the affidavit.
The head of the brothers' office told investigators that she had been instructed not to send any more money to Paul's wife, according to the affidavit. The wife was receiving Paul's salary because Paul was technically disabled, according to the affidavit.
Prosecutors said Paul had shot Keith in front of his house before stabbing Jesse and Sophia and shooting Jennifer inside the house. He then set the house on fire before going home and lighting a fire to "create the illusion that Caneiro's family was victimized or targeted," said a prosecutor. last year.
No one was injured in the fire at Paul Caneiro's home.
When the investigators searched Paul's car, they found a 9mm barrel of Sig Sauer, accessories used to muzzle the sound of gunfire and a night vision gun stand, said the spokesman. # 39; s affidavit.
In Paul's house, investigators also found a gun safe in the garage and a "large amount of firearms and a variety of ammunition" in the basement, the company said. 39; affidavit. Ammunition found in the basement – 9mm Fiocchi with GFL 10 9X19 head punch – assorted shell shells found near Keith Caneiro's body, specified the affidavit.
Investigators also discovered that a neighbor's surveillance camera had captured someone leaving Paul Caneiro's home around 8 pm on November 20 and returning about two hours later, according to the affidavit. At that time, Keith and Jennifer's neighbors reported hearing gunshots.
According to the affidavit, Paul Caneiro disconnected his own surveillance cameras at approximately 1:30 am on November 20. He told the police that he may have disconnected the cameras because he thought they were slowing down the WiFi, but the investigators discovered that the cameras were wired and did not work in WiFi.
In addition to the murder charges against Paul Caneiro, he is also charged with a charge of arson, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and a charge of possession of property. A weapon for an illegal purpose.