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Son of murdered Easton couple officially arrested, charged by state police

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Kyle Navin appeared in court on Tuesday on double murder charges. (WFSB) Kyle Navin appeared in court on Tuesday on double murder charges. (WFSB)
Police released this photo of Kyle Navin on Tuesday. (CT State Police) Police released this photo of Kyle Navin on Tuesday. (CT State Police)
Jennifer Valiante appeared in court on Monday morning in connection with the murder. (WFSB) Jennifer Valiante appeared in court on Monday morning in connection with the murder. (WFSB)
Kyle Navin was officially charged with murdering Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin on Tuesday. (Family photo) Kyle Navin was officially charged with murdering Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin on Tuesday. (Family photo)
This is a photo of Kyle Navin when he played football in Weston. (Weston Forum) This is a photo of Kyle Navin when he played football in Weston. (Weston Forum)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

A son accused of murdering his parents with the help of his girlfriend was officially arrested and charged with the crime on Tuesday morning, according to state police.

Kyle Navin has been in custody on federal firearms charges since police searched his Bridgeport home back in September.

According to court documents, Kyle Navin killed Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin after he learned that his parents planned to sell the family business and cut him out of their will.

The arrest warrant suggests that Jeffrey Navin may have been killed in Kyle's basement, in the very home that his parents bought for him.

The documents said Jeanette Navin had become distraught over her son’s drug use and Kyle Navin’s relationship with his father was strained.

Jeffrey and Jeanette disappeared on Aug. 4.

Jeannette Navin was doing her son’s garbage route for the business, J&J Refuse, when her cell phone went inactive, according to investigators.

The couple’s vehicle was found in a park and ride lot off of the Merritt Parkway in Westport later that month.

Investigators discovered text messages between Kyle Navin and Jeffrey Navin that suggested Jeffrey Navin was worried about being framed for murder.

Eventually, state and local police were led to a vacant home in Weston last Thursday.

There’s where they said the remains of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin were discovered.

Police arrested 27-year-old Jennifer Valiante, Kyle Navin’s girlfriend, as an accomplice.

She appeared in court on Monday. Her attorney told Eyewitness News that she has maintained contact with the police department and had nothing to do with the murders.

An arrest warrant, however, alleges that she and Kyle Navin texted each other about committing the crime. Surveillance video also placed her driving behind Kyle Navin to his parents’ house the day they disappeared. She was also spotted buying bleach and stain remover at a Home Depot.

Kyle Navin was arraigned on double murder charges at Bridgeport Superior Court on Tuesday.

David Gudelunas, a communications professor at Fairfield University, is a body language expert and said Navin looked calm while facing a judge today.

"My guess is that he was consulted by his defense there to not make any emotions," Gudelunas said. "I think he's in such a state of shock right now. Everything is coming at him really quickly. He's probably never appeared in this situation, up on murder charges before, or really know what to expect. He looks like he's in a state of shock."

For much of the hearing, Navin didn't look shocked. He stood straightforward, rarely blinking. 

His lawyer did admit Navin was hooked on drugs, and police said he had a $300 to $600 per day heroin habit.

The medical examiner's office said the cause of death will be released "pending further study."

Following his arraignment, the case was continued on Nov. 24. His girlfriend will also appear in court that day.

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

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