Parkland school shooting verdict: Count 12 in penalty phase is Scott Beigel
Count 12 of 17 in the penalty phase is for the murder of Scott Beigel who Nikolas Cruz killed on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer.
Beigel, 35, was on the third floor of the school’s 1200 building when he was shot four times, according to Chief Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz.
Biegel, a geography and world history teacher, was just outside of his classroom′s doorway, records show. Amid the chaos, Biegel was trying to get as many students as possible into room 1256 before closing the door, according to teacher Stacey Lippel.
Dr. Rebecca M. MacDougall, who performed his autopsy and testified in court on July 26, said bullets pierced Biegel’s heart and ruptured his lungs.
Biegel was the school’s cross-country coach. He also worked for years at Camp Starlight in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where he had started as a camper.
After attending the University of Miami, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Farmingdale State College and a master’s degree in education from the Touro College and University System.
Biegel is survived by his sister, Melissa Zech, his mother Linda Beigel-Schulman, and his stepfather Michael Schulman.
Videos of court testimony related to Biegel’s case
Linda Beigel-Schulman reads her victim impact statement
Michael Schulman reads his victim impact statement
Teacher Stacey Lippel testifies
MacDougal testifies about the autopsy
Dr. Rebecca M. MacDougall testified on July 26 about the autopsies she performed after the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Interactive graphic on the penalty phase