Maryland bishop who was drunk and texting when she struck and killed bicyclist denied early release
BALTIMORE - (AP) -- An Episcopal bishop who was drunk and texting when she struck and killed a bicyclist in 2014 has been denied a request for immediate release, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The 62-year-old Cook has served approximately three years of her sentence for the 2014 collision that killed Thomas Palermo.
Prosecutors and Palermo's relatives were opposed to Cook's bid for early release.
Cook was the second-highest-ranking Episcopal leader in Maryland when the crash occurred.