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Bishop Cook posts $2.5M bond, released from jail
Bishop Cook posts $2.5M bond, released from jail

The Episcopal bishop accused of killing a local cyclist while driving drunk and texting last month was released from Central Booking on Thursday after posting $2.5 million bail — an amount her attorney said earlier in the week that she would not be able to meet. Attorney David Irwin said Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook was headed to an inpatient treatment facility, and that as a condition of her release she was not permitted to drive. Her bail was paid by a bondsman after receiving a $35,000 check from Mark H. Hansen, a former pastor in Connecticut who was defrocked after he opposed the election of gay bishops there. Cook was charged last week with manslaughter, driving under the...