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Heather Cook, the former Suffragan Bishop of Maryland, is scheduled for her first parole hearing of her sentence for the manslaughter of a cyclist during a drunk-driving incident in December 2014.
This afternoon, one day before her trial was due to begin, former bishop Heather Cook pleaded guilty to charges filed after the death of Thomas Palermo last December.
The media noted the attention General Convention is giving to addiction and alcoholism in light of the tragedy of the Heather Cook criminal case.
Circuit Judge Wanda K. Heard, advised Cook of her right to a speedy trial. Cook acknowledged she understood her right, waived her right and agreed to the postponement that had been requested by her attorney, David Irwin.
The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, has written a letter addressed to deputies and alternate deputies about different actions the
UPDATE 2/3/15 The Diocese of Maryland has updated the timeline. The dinner was 9/4 and the consecration on 9/6
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