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The former bishop who is the life of the cyclist applies for work release

BALTIMORE – A former Episcopal bishop, who was drunk when she fatally hit a cyclist with her vehicle in Baltimore has applied to work outside the prison.

The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland prison system in a letter dated 19 July to the family of the victim. It says that the back of Heather Cook the application to leave prison during the day.

Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Gerard Shields told the Sun that Cook is the first to undergo a medical examination “to determine whether they can work.”

Alisa Rock, a sister-in-law of the victim, Thomas Palermo, said in an e-mail to the newspaper that she opposes the Cook’s application. She says Cook is trying to “limit the consequences of its actions” in the 2014 crime.

Cook pleaded guilty to auto manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and other violations.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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