Two men have been arrested on murder charges in a case in which two bodies were discovered in a burning car owned by Kim DePaola, who has appeared on the Bravo reality show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” the AP reports.
“Clarence Williams, 26, and Gerry Thomas, 28, were arrested late Monday in Paterson,” the story reports. “The two Paterson residents were charged with felony murder, conspiracy to commit felony murder, robbery, arson and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.”
The men were due in court today.
“Emergency responders found the bodies of Aaron Anderson, 27, and Antonio Vega Jr., 28, both of Paterson, on Friday inside the burning white Audi, which is owned by Kim DePaola,” the AP reports. Authorities said DePaola’s son, Christopher Camiscioli, 27, had been driving the car.
TMZ.com reports that the victims were friends of Camiscioli who had borrowed the car, and that they were shot execution style.
“Sources connected to their families tell us Aaron and Antonio were driving around with a third person in the backseat when they stopped at a gas station to smoke,” TMZ reports. “We’re told the families believe that third person set up Aaron and Antonio, directing them to that lot where the shootings went down.”
TMZ cites family sources saying the suspects shot the men first, then returned later to burn the car. “They believe this was revenge against Aaron, and Antonio was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” TMZ reports.
In an interview conducted by TMZ, DePaola calls the perpetrators “savages” and says “They will rot in hell.” She added that she and her son are both brokenhearted over the situation.