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Son of Easton couple to be charged with murder on Tuesday

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Son of Easton couple to be charged with murder on Tuesday (Family photo/Weston Forum) Son of Easton couple to be charged with murder on Tuesday (Family photo/Weston Forum)
Jennifer Valiante is set to face a judge on Monday after the bodies of her boyfriend's parents were found in this vacant Weston home. (Police/WFSB photos) Jennifer Valiante is set to face a judge on Monday after the bodies of her boyfriend's parents were found in this vacant Weston home. (Police/WFSB photos)
Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin. (Family photo) Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin. (Family photo)
Kyle Navin. Kyle Navin.
Jennifer Valiante appears in court on Monday morning. (Pool camera: News12) Jennifer Valiante appears in court on Monday morning. (Pool camera: News12)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

An Easton couple was missing for months until their bodies were discovered outside a vacant home last week.

On Monday, the girlfriend of the couple’s son, 27-year-old Jennifer Valiante, faced a judge in Bridgeport on Monday morning. She’s accused of helping Kyle Navin murder his parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin back in August.

According to Valiante’s attorney, she had nothing to do with the disappearance or the deaths of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin.

"We've had numerous contact with the police department for the last several months and she has maintained she has nothing to do with this,” Elliot Warren, who is Valiante’s defense attorney said.  

But, according to a 29-page arrest warrant, some incriminating text messages between Valiante and Kyle Navin detail a much different story. 

“We need to figure out what the best way to take them down,” Kyle Navin wrote in one text. “We got to figure out [I’ve] got to be real smart and do it quick."

“We’ll figure something out," Valiante responded.

State police said following a months-long and exhaustive investigation, the bodies of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin were discovered at a vacant home in Weston last Thursday.

Kyle Navin is being held on federal gun charges that were brought against him back in September. He's expected to officially be charged with murder on Tuesday.

The couple was last seen on Aug. 4. Kyle Navin was the last person to see them alive, according to police.

Kyle Navin and Valiante lived together at a home in Bridgeport, a home that Kyle Navin's parents bought for him.

The affidavit said during one conversation in May, Kyle Navin spoke about his strained relationship with his father.

By July, the documents said the conversations turned more incriminating.

“You have only had to deal with for past few years,” Kyle Navin said in another text. “This has been my whole life."

The affidavit said Kyle Navin's relationship with Jeffrey Navin was strained and that Jeanette Navin was upset over their son's drug use. Jeaneatte Navin allegedly told a friend that the couple was planning to sell the family business, J&J Refuse and cutting Kyle Navin out of their will. 

"Wipe out the infection and get money for life. Its perfect plan," Kyle Navin allegedly texted.

Valiante allegedly texted that she was “really sick and tired of them controlling everything."

"When they choose to be friendly it’s all good, but when choose to start trouble it’s war,” Valiante allegedly texted.  

Valiante was seen on surveillance video driving behind Kyle Navin heading to his parents’ house the day they disappeared. She's also on video from inside a home depot with him buying bleach and stain remover, which were items police said we're used to clean up the murder.

But Warren said that doesn't make her guilty.

Valiante was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and hindering prosecution.

Following her arraignment, the judge ordered Valiante be held on $2 million bond. She is due back in court Nov. 24.

Valiante’s attorney claimed there is more to the story.

"I've reviewed the warrant and the text messages,” Warren said. “These are a small sampling of dozens of texts that day between Kyle and Jennifer and I think a lot of them you think may be incriminating have been juxtaposed and are not in context with the conversation."

To read the full arrest warrant for Kyle Navin, click here

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