Brevard County Grand Jury Indicts Merritt Island Man for First-Degree Premeditated Murder of Alicia ‘Red’ Campitelli

By  //  June 23, 2021

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murder happened on Schoolhouse Street in Merritt Island

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced in May that a Merritt Island man was arrested for First-Degree Premeditated Murder of Alicia ‘Red’ Campitelli.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard County Grand Jury has indicted 39-year-old Philip M. Keller Jr. for First-Degree Premeditated Murder for the death of Alicia ‘Red’ Campitelli.

The case began on May 15, 2021, at approximately 11:13 a.m. when Keller Jr. called 911 and reported that he had returned to the couple’s home on Schoolhouse Street in Merritt Island to discover an unresponsive Campitelli on the floor suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Keller Jr. also said that it appeared that someone had broken into the home and killed Campitelli.

Over the course of the next four days, Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies investigating the homicide discovered physical and video surveillance evidence that brought Keller Jr.’s account of the incident into question.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 39-year-old Philip Keller of Merritt Island for the homicide of Alicia ‘Red’ Campitelli that occurred on May 15, 2021. (BCSO image)

When confronted with evidence of his involvement, Keller Jr. confessed to murdering Campitelli during an argument and while under the influence of MDMA (aka ‘Molly.’

As a result of the confession, Keller Jr. was arrested by BCSO Deputies on May 20 and held on No Bond in the Brevard County Jail.

The Grand Jury heard testimony from a Brevard County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigator and Agent before returning with the indictment.

In addition to the First Degree Murder indictment, the Grand Jury also indicted Keller for Grand Theft, Criminal Use of Personal Information, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and Tampering with Evidence.

No trial date has been set in this case.

Alicia ‘Red’ Campitelli was killed on May 15, 2021. She was 35-years-old.