High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Tobias Beecher is a fictional character on the television show Oz, played by American actor Lee Tergesen.Beecher, a graduate of Harvard Law School, was a successful attorney, husband and father, but also an alcoholic. After already being arrested twice for driving while intoxicated, he proceeds to do so again, and this time he runs over and kills a 9 year-old girl named Kathy Rockwell. He was offered a plea bargain that would have allowed him to serve his sentence in a minimum security prison, but Beecher, not wanting to do any time in prison, instead went to trial seeking an acquittal. The effort failed and the judge, a family friend of the Beechers, sought to make an example of him and sentenced him to fifteen years in a maximum security prison with a chance for parole after four.