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Prosecutor: Brother charged in Colts Neck murders won't go to trial until 2020

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The Monmouth County prosecutor says the man charged with killing his brother and family in Colts Neck won't go to trial until 2020. 

A judge Monday sealed a detective's report containing details about Paul Caneiro.

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Paul has been charged with killing his brother, Keith, Keith's wife Jennifer and the couple's two children, 11-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Sophia. Paul then allegedly set fire to the home last month to cover his tracks.

The affidavit could contain evidence and witness interviews.

According to a judge, releasing the information now could influence public opinion and affect the outcome of the trial.

Paul faces four counts of murder charges, as well as arson and weapons charges.

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