Son Charged in Murders of Parents Was Angry Over Being Disinherited, Cops Say
The son of a missing Connecticut couple, whose bodies were found in an abandoned house on Friday, has been charged with their murders, authorities said Monday.
Kyle Navin, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court on two counts of murder, according to police. He has been in federal prison since September on weapons charges, authorities said, but details of that arrest have not been released.
A phone message left by INSIDE EDITION with Navin’s lawyer was not immediately returned Monday.
Navin’s girlfriend, Jennifer Valiante, 31, appeared in court Monday but issued no plea, the Hartford Courant reported. She was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and obstruction of justice, officials said. She is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Her attorney, Elliot Warren, told reporters his client was not involved in any way with the disappearance of Jeanette and Jeffrey Navin, who was last seen on Aug. 4.
“Jennifer has maintained she has nothing to do with this and we are waiting for our day in court,” Warren said, according to the paper. “She was looking for Kyle’s parents as soon as she realized they were missing,” he said.
Their bodies were found Friday in an abandoned house near Navin family home, authorities said.
Authorities said they had discovered several text messages between Kyle Navin and Valiante, with the son expressing anger upon learning his parents were going to cut him out of their will, authorities said.
He referred to his parents as “an infection,” police said.
At one point, the son wrote “wipe out the infection and get money for life,” authorities said. “It’s (a) perfect plan.”
The couple was shot to death and their bodies bound with tape, police said.
Before she disappeared, Jeanette Navin told a friend that Kyle was going to be cut out the couple’s will because she suspected he was addicted to drugs, authorities said, and his relationship with his parents had long been contentious and angry.
The couple was preparing to sell their trash removal business after losing an appeal in a foreclosure case, authorities said.