Episcopal Bishop Charged in Baltimore Hit-and-Run

The second highest ranking official in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland will be charged with manslaughter in a December 27 crash that killed a cyclist, according to a Baltimore prosecutor.

Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook is accused of driving under the influence resulting in a homicide, vehicular manslaughter, criminal negligent manslaughter, texting while driving and fleeing the scene of an accident. A breathalyzer test showed Cook’s blood alcohol level was .22 following the accident. If found guilty, Cook could face a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment for each charge of manslaughter and driving away from the accident.

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