Raleigh doctor indicted again in 2009 DWI death
A Wake County judge postponed the trial of Raymond Dwight Cook after prosecutors realized last week that there was an error in his previous indictement.Posted — Updated
Last week, a Wake County judge postponed the trial of Raymond Dwight Cook after prosecutors realized the previous indictment was missing the words “with malice aforethought,” a phrase required for a second-degree murder indictment.
A new trial date and new jury selection is expected next year.
The 43-year-old former facial plastic surgeon is accused of driving 85 mph and striking the car of Winston-Salem ballerina Elena Bright Shapiro on Sept. 11, 2009.
Witnesses said Cook had been drinking at a Raleigh country club and at a tavern prior to the crash. He also faces charges of driving while impaired and death by motor vehicle.
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