Doctor Faces New Charges In Winston-Salem Ballerina Death

9:22 PM, Sep 15, 2010   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- A North Carolina doctor awaiting trial in connection with a wreck that killed a 20-year-old ballerina is facing a new charge in the case.

Raymond Dwight Cook of Raleigh was arrested Tuesday after being indicted on a charge of felony death by vehicle.

The Wake County District Attorney's Office says the new indictment doesn't affect the charges of second-degree murder and driving while impaired that Cook already faces.

A trial on those charges is scheduled for November.

The 43-year-old plastic surgeon is accused of driving 85 mph when he struck the car of Winston-Salem ballerina Elena Bright Shapiro in September 2009.

Since the wreck, Cook has given up his medical license.










Associated Press

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