Man who allegedly set home on fire expected in court Friday

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP -

A man accused of setting his house on fire in Ocean Township will have a detention hearing Friday morning.

Paul Caneiro allegedly set fire to his home last Tuesday while his wife and daughters were still inside.

He is charged with aggravated arson.

Lawyers for Caneiro says family members may testify on his behalf and describe how he saved them from the fire.

Just hours before that fire, flames engulfed his brother's mansion in Colts Neck.

Keith Coneiro was found outside his home on Willbrook Road with gunshot wounds.

His wife, 11-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter were all found dead inside.

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A funeral service for the family is schedule for this Sunday.

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