Paul Caneiro appears in Monmouth County Superior Court for a detention hearing on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Freehold, N.J. Caneiro, 51, faces four counts of murder, along with arson and weapons charges, in the deaths of his brother Keith; Keith's wife, Jennifer; their 11-year-old son, Jesse; and their 8-year-old daughter, Sophia. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)

Brother Accused In Colts Neck Mansion Murders Faces Insurance Fraud Charge

July 16, 2019 - 11:44 am
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FREEHOLD, N.J. (WCBS 880/AP) -- A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew is facing a new charge of insurance fraud.
 
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office refused to give any details of the latest charge against Paul Caneiro. It was announced Tuesday.
 
He already faces four counts of murder, along with arson and weapons charges in the Nov. 20, 2018 deaths of his brother and his brother's family.
 
Prosecutors says Caneiro shot his brother, Keith, on the front lawn of his home after killing his brother's wife and their kids -- 11-year-old son, Jesse; and 8-year-old daughter, Sophia -- inside the residence. Prosecutors say Jennifer Caneiro was shot and stabbed; the two children had been repeatedly stabbed. 

The mansion in Colts Neck was then set on fire in an attempt to cover up the crime.

Prosecutors said money was the motive.

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