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Easton couple murdered; son expected to be charged with murder

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Mug shot Jennifer Valiante Mug shot Jennifer Valiante
Weston, CT (WFSB) -

A Connecticut son is accused of killing his own parents with help from his girlfriend.

Kyle Navin, the son of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, is expected to be charged in connection with their murder this week.

Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Jennifer Valiante, who is also behind bars, will face a judge Monday for allegedly conspiring with him. She was arrested inside her parents’ Reichert Circle home on Friday night.

Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin were reported missing since Aug. 4, according to troopers.

Five days after the couple was last seen, their vehicle was found in a commuter parking lot off of the Merritt Parkway in Westport, state police said. A source said a bullet hole was found inside it.

Sources have told Eyewitness News that their son, Kyle Navin, was initially a person of interest in their disappearance. 

Investigators would search their son Kyle’s home days later. Kyle Navin was arrested on a federal gun charge.

State police said on Thursday, at about 3 p.m., they began searching the property of a vacant home on Norfield Road in connection with the disappearance of the Navins. The home has been vacant for a decade.

Human remains were found outside the vacant home. Those remains would be identified as Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin.

Shortly after, Kyle Navin was charged with two counts of murder and his girlfriend also brought into custody for conspiracy to commit murder.

A one-time close friend of Valiante said she had been a normal teen before falling into a deep dark drug addiction.

Police say Kyle Navin was a heroin addict who sent chilling and telling texts about his intentions toward his parents to Jennifer.

"Wipe out the infection and get $ for life,” Kyle texted.

 Other texts by Kyle Navin were documented in the arrest warrant.

"That'll allow to stay in our house pay for a full top line remodel and new garage... and have hundreds of thousands to buy my cummins and you a new car and enjoy life taking vacations, having fun with friends no stress no contact ever again,” Kyle texted. 

The ordeal leaves folks here in Westport shaking their heads.

“Things happen everywhere it's hard to not question it,” neighbor Marcy Rappaport said.

 Kyle Navin’s lawyer said his client would be arraigned as soon as Monday.

Valiante, who has already been charged, is expected to appear in court on Monday.

To read the full arrest warrant, click here.

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