Visitation Friday for slain Deerfield Beach couple

Funeral service for Barbara Russo, Philip Russo scheduled for Saturday

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Barbara Russo (left) and her husband, Phillip Russo (right)

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Visitation times were announced Monday for an elderly Deerfield Beach couple found murdered inside their apartment.

Visitation for 78-year-old Barbara Russo and 88-year-old Philip Russo will be held Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, located at 217 E. Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach.

The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, located at 380 S. Federal Highway, also in Deerfield Beach.

Two men accused of killing Barbara and Philip Russo made their first appearance in court Friday. Investigators said 60-year-old Rosario Melici of Lake Worth knew the couple.

Detectives said Melici and 38-year-old Michael Marotta, Melici's tenant, were booked into the Broward County Jail and charged with murder.

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