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Police have arrested two Paterson, New Jersey men for their alleged roles in the shooting deaths of two men found Friday, March 17 in a burned-out Audi belonging to The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Kim DePaola, PEOPLE reports.
Clarence Williams, 26, and Gerry Thomas, 28, were arrested Monday and face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery, arson, and possession of a firearm, according to a statement from the Paterson Police Department, as reported by PEOPLE.
Police say that robbery motivated the killings.
The two men in the car were reportedly shot in the head before being discovered in the white Audi, which was set on fire. Investigators have now identified the victims as Aaron Anderson, 27, and Antonio Vega Jr., 25, according to a statement from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.
The white 2015 Audi is registered to Kim D., but her son, Christopher Camiscioli, 27, drives the car. Kim D.'s son was in California when the incident took place. A friend had dropped him off at the airport in the car and was supposed to park the vehicle, according to a statement from the Paterson Police Department. It's unclear if either of the victims was the friend who dropped Christopher off at the airport.
Kim D., who was working in Los Angeles at the time of the murders, told TMZ prior to the arrests being made that she knew both of the victims. "These people have to be savages. I hope they catch them and they rot. They will rot in hell. No matter what anyone does, no one deserves to die like that," she said of the perpetrators. "It's just a horrible, horrible situation. I'm broken-hearted, my son's broken-hearted. I spoke to the mother today of one of the boys, and they're just devastated."
The RHONJ friend previously confirmed that she and her son were safe following the news of the incident and thanked everyone for their support in a post on Instagram Sunday. "I am humbled by the outpour of love and support during this difficult time. My son and I are both safe," she wrote. "Our deepest condolences go out to the victims' families of this truly horrific tragedy."
She also asked her Instagram followers to pray for the victims and their families in a post on Monday. "My heart is heavy!!" Kim D. wrote. "I am praying for the families, and babies left behind!! RIP."
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