(RNS) — The first woman bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while texting and was just released from prison.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Heather Cook faces manslaughter charges in a hit-and-run drunk driving accident, and church officials charged her with misrepresenting her battles with alcohol.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Episcopalians sometimes joke that "Wherever two or three are gathered, there's usually a fifth" (of alcohol). With a bishop charged in a fatal hit-and-run, the church's ease with alcohol doesn't seem quite so funny.
(Reuters) Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, the diocese's first female bishop and second highest official, is charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of cyclist Tom Palermo in Baltimore.