$6.4 million Settlement in Wrongful Death Case


Palm Beach, Florida millionaire killer Fred Keller’s estate will have to pay $6.4 million to the estate of his wife, whom he murdered during divorce proceedings, according to a jury’s verdict last year. The wrongful death claim on behalf of the murdered wife’s estate represents roughly a tenth of the estate of now-deceased real estate mogul Keller.

On November 10, 2003, Fred Keller, his wife, Rosemarie Keller, and her brother Wolfgang Keil, held a morning meeting to set up divorce terms for the division of Mr. Keller’s $72 million fortune. It is unknown what, exactly, occurred in the meeting, but at the end of the meeting Rosemarie was dead, and Mr. Keller and Mr. Keil were both shot, accusing each other of firing the first shot.

After a mistrial because of a deadlocked jury, Keller was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in January 2007, but died in August. Last week, Wolfgang Keil received $3.1 million in his personal injury lawsuit against the estate.

Only one lawsuit remains in this case, a second wrongful death claim filed on behalf of Fredchen Keller, the son of Fred and Rosemarie, who turns 13 this week.

When a situation like this develops in a family, there is no good solution, but it is important that those injured get just compensation. If you have lost someone you love as a result of a domestic quarrel, a wrongful death claim can help give justice to his or her memory. Contact PersonalInjury.com today to get in touch with a local lawyer who can handle your claim.