Is The Shocking Murder of Family From Colts Neck, New Jersey Headed To TV?
I've got one, potentially a big one. The New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission confirms that a true crime television program that airs on network tv is filming in our state this month. The topic is one of real-life horror. Here's what I know.
Killer Siblings is filming this month and next in North and South Jersey. If you haven't watched the program, NBC describes it like this. "Killer Siblings tells the twisted stories of some of the most maniacal siblings in history. Through exclusive interviews and firsthand accounts, the series will delve into the evil minds of siblings who partnered to commit some of the most heinous and sophisticated homicides."
What will the episode(s) of Killer Siblings being filmed in New Jersey be about?
I reached out to the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission asking for insight and have not yet heard back. I searched over a dozen sources and found nothing. I looked for contact info for the team that produces the show and could only find a Los Angeles address. The phone number listed went to a voice mail that was full. So, that left me with a little detective work to do. What sibling murders happened in New Jersey?
Now, I must preface this with a disclaimer. I'm speculating because I do not have information and this would be a twist. If the show usually delves into siblings working together to commit murders, then my guess would be a deviation. My guess includes one where one sibling killed another. I'm talking about the sad and shocking case of the Caneiro family murders in Colts Neck. If you're unfamiliar, the tragedy occurred just 2 days before Thanksgiving in 2018. Keith and Jennifer Caneiro and their two young children, Sophia and Jesse, were killed brutally and it allegedly came at the hands of Keith's sibling Paul Caneiro.
Patch paints a vicious and shocking chain of events. "Prosecutors say Keith's older brother, Paul, 51, fatally shot his brother on the front lawn, and then brutally stabbed the wife and children to death inside the house, slashing their bodies multiple times. He then allegedly set the home on fire; the wife and children's bodies were reportedly charred beyond recognition when they were found. Police say Paul then set fire to his own home in Ocean Township, while his wife and daughters were sleeping inside, allegedly as a ruse to make detectives think he was being targeted as well."
At the time the, now former, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni called it "one of the most heinous cases we've ever seen. All were victims of a homicide." The case against Paul has not yet gone to court but he faces 16 counts including murder and arson. If guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in jail.
So, while I definitely cannot confirm that this is the subject of their filming it sure does seem like a possible case of "Killer Siblings." I searched databases for Dateline, 48 Hours, and 20/20 and cannot find an example of any of the major murder programs covering this story. As Paul goes to court soon, you'd have to imagine one of them will tell the tale. Rest in Peace Keith, Jennifer, Sophia, and Jesse Caneiro.