- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The son of a Connecticut couple who planned to cut him out of their will was charged with two counts of murder on Tuesday, days after their remains were found.

Jeanette and Jeffrey Navin of Easton went missing in August. Their remains were found last Thursday outside a vacant house in neighboring Weston.

Their 27-year-old son, Kyle Navin, already was in federal custody on a weapons charge, stemming from a search of his Bridgeport home during the investigation into his parents’ disappearance.

Trooper Kelly Grant, a state police spokeswoman, said Navin was brought to a state police barracks in Bridgeport on Tuesday and formally charged with murder. He was expected to appear in court later Tuesday or Wednesday.

A message seeking comment was left with Navin’s attorney, Eugene Riccio.

Navin’s girlfriend, 31-year old Jennifer Valiante of Westport, was in court Monday. She is charged with conspiring to kill Navin’s parents and hindering prosecution.

Court documents in that case indicate that Navin’s mother had told a friend that she and her husband planned to sell their trash-hauling business and cut their son out of their will.

Jaenette Navin was upset about her son’s behavior and drug use, and his failure to pay the mortgage and taxes on the home they bought him, according to the arrest warrant for Valiante.

During the September search of Kyle Navin’s home, Jeffrey Navin’s blood was found near where police discovered an 11-by-7 piece of carpet missing from the basement floor, according to court documents.

A tiny amount of Jeanette Navin’s blood was found in her son’s truck near a bullet hole in the passenger-side seat belt, according to the affidavit.

The month before his parents disappeared, Kyle Navin texted Valiante saying he had the “perfect plan” to get “$ for life,” according to the warrant. Navin wrote that the plan would “solve every single problem and give us a wealthy amazing life.”

Navin and Valiante talked about what they would do with the money, police said. Valiante texted, “That’ll allow us to stay in our house and pay for a full top-line remodel and a new garage,” according to the warrant.

Valiante’s attorney, Elliot Warren, said the texts have been “taken out of context,” and Valiante would deny talking with or texting to Kyle Navin about killing his parents and taking their money.

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