The brother-in-law of the Framingham man killed in his Hyannis summer home Wednesday evening has been arrested for his alleged connection to the murder.

The brother-in-law of the Framingham man killed in his Hyannis summer home Wednesday evening has been arrested for his alleged connection to the murder.


Robert Upton, 45, of Ipswich was arrested late Thursday, hours after the nephew of the victim, Christopher Manoloules, 17, of Southborough was arrested on charges of murder and attempted armed robbery.


Aris Manoloules, 47, was found dead at 25 Ripple Cover Drive in the Hyannis Harbor area of town after a well-being check conducted by Barnstable Police.


Cape and Islands District Attorney, Michael O’Keefe, said Friday that money was most likely the motive for the killing.


“There was at least a belief on the part of these individuals that there was money available,” said O’Keefe.


“The evidence would suggest they came particularly to see Aris,” added O’Keefe.


O’Keefe said Aris Manoloules was killed by approximately four gunshot wounds to the head and torso. The murder happened sometime within the 24-hour time frame preceding a call to the Barnstable Police Department requesting a well-being check. That call came into the department around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.


O’Keefe said there was no evidence of a forced entry into the home and while they didn’t recover the weapon used, a number of shell casings are being analyzed by forensics.


At Christopher Manoloules’ arraignment Thursday in Barnstable District Court, an automatic plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.


Manoloules was ordered held without bail. Upton will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Friday. O’Keefe said he expects Upton to also be held without bail.


Christopher Manoloules is the son of Aris Manoloules’ brother, Treefon Manoloules, also of Flagg Drive, Southborough, the same address as Christopher Manoloules. Upton is the brother of Treefon Manoloules’ wife.


Christopher Manoloules was scheduled to appear Thursday in Westborough District Court, where he is facing several charges from a previous arrest. Charges in that case include two counts of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony and three counts of larceny of more than $250.


Manoloules previously wrestled for the Algonquin Regional High School team, but it is unclear if he is still a student at the Northborough School. Manoloules lists himself as an Algonquin student on his Facebook Web page.


Manoloules also created a Facebook group called “Chris Manoloules for president of S.A.D.D.,” complete with misspellings. The page urges others to smoke marijuana.


On the page, he writes “For all of you that know that i would make the best responsible present (sic) fo Students Againts (sic) Destructive Decisions, so SMOKE ALL THA WEED U CAN.”


Norman Miller of the MetroWest Daily News contributed to this report.