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Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook, who was sentenced to seven years in 2015 for killing a cyclist in Roland Park while texting and driving drunk, will be released from jail next month.

Cook, the first female bishop in the history of the Episcopal Diocese of Baltimore was found to be drunk and texting at the time of the collision, and initially left the scene, only to return later.

Thomas Palermo died On Dec. 27, 2014 after Cook struck him while he rode his bike along Roland Avenue and left the scene. The father was left injured in the roadway.

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