The trial of a Raleigh doctor in the car crash death of a 20-year-old ballerina may be postponed until next year because of a paperwork mishap.
Multiple media outlets report that Raymond Dwight Cook was indicted Monday on charges that include second-degree murder. Cook's trial was set to begin last week, but prosecutors noticed the indictment was worded incorrectly. They had to go back to a grand jury with a corrected document.
The paperwork problem means jury selection for the 43-year-old former plastic surgeon may not begin until 2011. Authorities say Cook was driving 85 mph when he struck the car of Winston-Salem ballerina Elena Bright Shapiro in September 2009.
The trial is set to begin for a doctor charged with murder in a wreck that killed a 20-year-old ballerina.
Multiple media outlets reported the trial of Raymond Dwight Cook of Raleigh is scheduled to start in Raleigh on Monday.
Cook faces charges of second-degree murder, felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired.
The 43-year-old former 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 and spent time in an alcohol treatment facility.
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