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Man Accused of Killing Brother, Brother's Family Enters His Plea

Paul Caneiro pleads not guilty on the same day his lawyers withdraw from case

(Newser) - A New Jersey businessman accused of killing his brother, his brother's wife, and their two children pleaded not guilty Monday to felony murder and other charges, the same day his defense attorneys withdrew from the case due to recently discovered conflicts of interest. Michael Wicke, the new lawyer for... More »

Police: Evidence Ties Brother to NJ Mansion Murders

Paul Caneiro has been charged with murder of his brother and his brother's family

(Newser) - Suspicious of his brother over missing money from two companies they owned in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Keith Caneiro on Nov. 19 emailed two business associates last fall, saying he was going to cut off further payments to his brother, Paul. The next day, Keith and his family were found... More »

NJ Case: Brother's Behavior Changed After Car Accident

Family friends say murder suspect Paul Caneiro struggled as his brother thrived

(Newser) - The details are brutal. Authorities in New Jersey on Thursday laid out murder and arson charges against 51-year-old Paul Caneiro, who is accused of killing his younger brother and his brother's entire family before setting fire to their opulent home. Then, authorities say, Caneiro returned home and set his... More »

Family 'Fully' Supports NJ Man Charged in Arson at Own Home

Paul Caneiro's wife, daughters were home when blaze broke out, willing to testify for him

(Newser) - Paul Caneiro's wife and two daughters were inside the home that he stands charged with setting ablaze , and they are set to testify on his behalf when he returns to court on Wednesday, his lawyer, Robert Honecker, tells ABC News . Wife Susan and daughters Marissa and Katelyn escaped the... More »

Mystery Deepens in NJ Mansion Fire

Lawyer says Paul Caneiro is innocent

(Newser) - New Jersey man Paul Caneiro didn't try to set his own house on fire with his wife and children inside, his lawyer says—and he is also innocent of "any other charge," which would include the murders of his brother and his family . Lawyer Robert Honecker Jr.... More »

Family Was Murdered Before Mansion Fire

'Homicidal violence' wasn't random, prosecutor says

(Newser) - Another disturbing twist in the New Jersey mansion fire case: Authorities have confirmed that all four members of a family were murdered before their Colts Neck home was set on fire Tuesday. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said Wednesday that the case had "transcended" from an arson investigation to... More »

After Man, Family Die in Mansion Fire, Brother Arrested

Paul Caneiro's arrest tied to a fire at his own home that happened hours prior

(Newser) - A convoluted story out of New Jersey, where police have charged Paul Caneiro with aggravated arson in connection with a fire at his own home—one that the Asbury Park Press reports occurred seven hours before a fatal fire at his brother's mansion. Around 5am Tuesday, firefighters responded to... More »

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