P R E S S R E L E A S E
July 24, 2019
State of Florida v. Patrick Campbell
Case Number: CF15-03616
Campbell convicted of first degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, grand theft of motor vehicle
DAYTONA – This afternoon, a 31-year-old New Smyrna Beach man was convicted of First Degree Murder, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle. The Volusia County jury—comprised of 7 men and 5 women—deliberated for 2 hours and 29 minutes before returning the guilty verdicts. This case was previously tried in May 2019 and resulted in a hung jury.
On March 17, 2015, Campbell beat and stabbed his grandmother to death with a rock and knife. He then took her car and left the house with a safe that contained money, her cellphone and other items.
Assistant State Attorneys J. Ryan Will and Tammy Jaques prosecuted the case. Circuit Judge Matthew M. Foxman presided over the case and will pronounce sentence at a hearing to be set. Campbell faces a mandatory sentence of life in a state prison facility.
For further information contact:
Spencer Stratton Hathaway
Managing Assistant State Attorney / Public Information Officer
Daytona Misdemeanor Division
Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
386-239-7710 x 14768
386-562-7140 - cell