Family slain in Colts Neck mansion laid to rest

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The family slain in their Colts Neck mansion last month was laid to rest Sunday.

Family and friends gathered at the Holmdel Funeral Home in Holmdel to mourn the Caneiro family.

Keith Caneiro was found dead from gunshot wounds outside of his burning home, while his wife Jennifer and two children, 11-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Sophia, were found inside. Officials say they died of stab wounds.

Caneiro's older brother Paul is accused in all four deaths.

Police say that same day, he also doused his own home with gasoline and set it on fire.

Monmouth County prosecutors say they believe Caneiro's motive was financial.

Caneiro has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The Caneiro has since released a statement that reads, “The passing of these four beautiful people was tragic, sudden and incomprehensible, and like you, we are heartbroken. May we all take comfort in the wonderful memories and incredible moments of joy they gave to all of us."

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