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Ongoing coverage: Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook's arrest and charges

Heather Elizabeth Cook is the second-ranking official in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. The 58-year old is charged with manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo on Dec. 27, 2014, in Roland Park.

 

 

  • Episcopal Church looking at whether Cook lied during search process

    Episcopal Church looking at whether Cook lied during search process

    Episcopal Church officials are considering whether the Rev. Heather Elizabeth Cook — now facing criminal charges in connection with a drunken driving accident that killed a bicyclist in December — may have lied about her struggles with alcohol to smooth her path to election as the No. 2 bishop...

  • More 'Agony in the Garden' over Cook arrest

    More 'Agony in the Garden' over Cook arrest

    The Episcopal Church's very public "Agony in the Garden" over the Heather Cook case — with most of the angst focused on whether church leaders knew about her drinking problem before they made her a bishop — continues. Now a high-ranking official is calling for the national church to officially...

  • National Episcopal Church restricts Cook's ministry

    National Episcopal Church restricts Cook's ministry

    Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook, who is charged with killing a bicyclist with her car while drunken driving in December, was formally restricted by the national church on Tuesday from acting as a member of its clergy. The order from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who oversees all the...

  • Bishop Cook indicted on vehicular homicide, drunken driving, other charges

    Bishop Cook indicted on vehicular homicide, drunken driving, other charges

    Episcopal Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook was indicted on 13 charges Wednesday in the death December of cyclist Thomas Palermo in North Roland Park, the Baltimore state's attorney's office announced. Cook, 58, the second-ranking official in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, is accused of striking...

  • Episcopal leader suspected Cook was drunk days before installation as bishop

    Episcopal leader suspected Cook was drunk days before installation as bishop

    The leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland suspected that the Rev. Heather Elizabeth Cook — now facing drunken driving and manslaughter charges in the December death of a local bicyclist — was intoxicated at a dinner two days before she was installed as bishop last year, according to the diocese....

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