Parkland school shooting verdict: Count 8 in penalty phase is Helena Ramsay

Count eight of 17 in the penalty phase is for the murder of Helena Ramsay who Nikolas Cruz killed on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer.

Helena, 17, a junior, was in classroom 1214 when she was shot four times and died of her wounds, according to Chief Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz. She dreamed of studying abroad, traveling the world, and working for the United Nations.

Dr. Marlon Osbourne, who performed the autopsy, said during his testimony in court on July 26, that Helena suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Helena’s mother, Anne Ramsay, reads her victim impact statement

Interactive graphic on the penalty phase

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