TIME­LINE OF A TRAGEDY

Two brothers linked in life – and death

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FAM­ILY BUSI­NESS

Keith Caneiro (left, in 2001) em­ployed his brother Paul at Square One, a tech start-up, and Ecostar Pest Man­age­ment, a pest­con­trol firm housed in the same of­fice.

UP IN SMOKE

On Nov. 20 Keith and Jen­nifer Caneiro’s man­sion on Wil­low Brook Road in Colts Neck, New Jer­sey, was gut­ted by a slow-burn­ing fire po­lice be­lieve was set in the base­ment at around 4am, af­ter the fam­ily of four were mur­dered. “It’s truly the def­i­ni­tion of hor­ror,” says fam­ily friend Con­nie Thana­soulis.

A SEC­OND BLAZE

Au­thor­i­ties al­lege that af­ter killing his brother, sis­terin-law, niece and nephew, Paul set fire to his own home, hop­ing po­lice would think the Caneiros were be­ing tar­geted by crim­i­nals with mafia ties. “We have no rea­son to be­lieve there’s any as­pect of or­gan­ised crime in­volved,” says pros­e­cu­tor Chris Gram­ic­cioni.

SHOCK & HEART­BREAK

Hun­dreds gath­ered in Colts Neck on Nov. 21 to grieve the slain fam­ily of four. “It’s a very dark, unimag­in­able tragedy,” says Chris Durkin, pas­tor of the Com­mu­nity Church, who led the vigil. “The com­mu­nity is aching.”

A BROTHER AC­CUSED

Paul (in a Nov. 21 mugshot) de­nies he had any­thing to do with the mur­ders of Keith and his fam­ily or the fires at both the Caneiro homes.

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