April Shooting at Accounting Firm Followed Confession of Affair

An April murder-suicide at a Boca Raton, Fla., accounting firm closely followed the revelation of an affair, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Scott Edgerton, 63, shot his wife Sharon Bellingham, 56, multiple times in her office at the CBIZ MHM of South Florida on April 3, then shot himself. Bellingham was a marketing manager at the firm. According to a police report, Edgerton and Bellingham were in a marriage counseling session two days earlier when Bellingham confessed she had an affair with a CBIZ MHM colleague from Texas.

According to the report, Bellingham walked into the fifth-floor offices at about 9 a.m. and told a receptionist that she and Edgerton had been arguing. She said that if Edgerton showed up, he was “not to be let in,” the report said. Not long after, he entered the office and walked past the receptionist. A firm employee who was friends with the couple showed Edgerton Bellingham’s office. The report said Edgerton “pushed his way” into the office. Witnesses heard arguing, Bellingham yelling, “he has a gun,” and shots ringing out.

The police report said that Bellingham had told the Texas man that she had confessed the affair and was planning to leave her husband, but also that Edgerton was “very irrational and that there were guns in the house.”