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Heather Cook Indicted in Hit-and-Run Crash

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Ghost Bike on Roland Ave. memorializes Tom Palermo.
Ghost Bike on Roland Ave. memorializes Tom Palermo.

A grand jury returned a 13-count indictment against Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook on Wednesday. The move essentially means the jury agreed to move forward with all of the charges that were filed last month by State Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the death of cyclist Tom Palermo.

Digging into Bishop Heather Cook’s Past

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Heather Cook
Heather Cook

Thanks to some good old reporting and public information requests, the Baltimore Sun has dug up some more information on Bishop Heather Cook, the woman who has been charged with drunk driving and manslaughter in the death of beloved Baltimore cyclist Tom Palermo.

‘Not Your Fault’: Top Episcopal Bishop Reflects on Heather Cook’s Hit-and-Run Crash

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Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton (holycovenant.org)
Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton (holycovenant.org)

“There are still too many questions for which there are no easy answers, and we are filled with anger, bitterness, pain and tears,” Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton wrote in a pastoral letter released Tuesday.

Sutton, the leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, used the letter to reflect on the alleged Dec. 27 hit-and-run crash that killed cyclist Thomas Palermo on Roland Ave. He addresses the circumstances surrounding Heather Cook, the diocese’s Bishop Suffragan, who is currently in jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene, as well as being drunk and texting while driving.

Bishop Heather Cook to Remain in Jail on $2.5M Bail

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Heather Cook booking photo (BCDC)
Heather Cook booking photo (BCPD)

Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook spent the weekend in jail after being charged in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo. On Monday, a judge ruled Cook would remain in custody because she is a flight risk, according to the AP.

The Week in Review: Developing

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Bishop Heather Cook to Be Charged with Manslaughter, DUI, Texting in Crash That Killed Thomas Palermo

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State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces the charges against Cook.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces the charges against Cook.

Episcopal Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook will be charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol and texting while driving in connection with the Dec. 27 crash that killed Thomas Palermo as he was riding his bike on Roland Ave. When police tested her at the district station, Cook had a BAC of .22, said Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. In Maryland, the legal limit is .08.

Diocese: Bishop Involved in Roland Park Crash That Killed Cyclist Was ‘in Shock’

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Heather Cook
Heather Cook

Following a meeting of clergy in Buckeystown, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland released new details about Bishop Heather Cook, who was the driver of the car that hit, and later killed, 41-year-old Thomas Palermo in a Roland Ave. crash on Dec. 27.

Update on Roland Park Hit-and-Run

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Image via WBAL
Image via WBAL

On Saturday afternoon, a hit-and-run claimed the life of Tom Palermo, a father, husband, and treasured member of the local bike community. Here’s what we know so far:

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