As 1 brother thrived, the other struggled before slayings

Paul Caneiro enters Monmouth County Superior Court for a detention hearing on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Freehold, N.J. Caneiro, 51, faces four counts of murder, along with arson and weapons charges, in the deaths of his brother Keith; Keith’s wife, Jennifer; their 11-year-old son, Jesse; and their 8-year-old daughter, Sophia. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool)

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey businessman was financially sound and had no reason to kill his brother’s family, defense lawyers said Friday, but friends suggested the bond between the longtime business partners could have frayed as one thrived and the other struggled years after a serious car accident.