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England avoids trial, sentencing upcomingSubmitted: 01/17/2014
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

England avoids trial, sentencing upcoming
RHINELANDER - Former Oneida and Forest County Medical Examiner Traci England will not go to trial.

She pleaded guilty to two felony charges in court today.

England is accused of stealing body parts from four victims.

She told prosecutors she was using the body parts to train her dog as a cadaver dog.

Her guilty pleas were for misconduct in the office.

Other charges included theft and obstructing an officer.

Those charges were dismissed but the judge consider them in England's sentencing.

Right now, England is out on bond.

England will be sentenced February 10 in Oneida County Court.

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