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Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy Doory presided over a hearing Monday afternoon for Heather Cook’s request for a reduction in her five-year sentence.

Heather Cook, a former Episcopal bishop, was denied her early release plea after fatally striking a bicyclist while driving drunk, and leaving the scene in December 2014.

A judge has decided not to reduce a prison sentence for a former Episcopal bishop who was drunk and texting when she struck and killed a bicyclist with her vehicle.

Cook was in court on Monday asking to be let out after serving three years of her seven-year sentence. The judge denied the plea saying he can’t justify the time she’s spent in jail as enough punishment for her choice to leave the scene of the crime, in addition to the additional charges, even though she has shown steps to recover.

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