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Former Baltimore Bishop sentenced to seven years in drunk-driving death of cyclist

November 5th, 2015
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Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook was sentenced Tuesday, November 3rd to seven years in prison for killing a cyclist in a drunken crash in Baltimore two days after Christmas last year.

Prosecutors said Cook was far above the legal limit for alcohol and sending a text message as she drove her Subaru Forester in Roland Park on the afternoon of Dec. 27, 2014. She struck and killed Palermo, a 41-year-old software engineer and father of two young children, as he enjoyed a ride.

She left the scene twice, a fact that weighed on judge Timothy J. Doory.

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