Ex-medical examiner pleads guilty to taking body parts to train dog
Traci England, 46, pleaded guilty to felony charges after taking a piece of spinal column that had been removed from a corpse to train her cadaver dog
FOREST COUNTY, Wis. — A former Wisconsin medical examiner who took a piece of spinal column that had been removed from a corpse to train her cadaver dog, pleaded guilty to felony charges on Friday, according to court documents.
Traci England, 46, will be sentenced February 10 on two felony counts of misconduct in public office. Theft and obstruction charges against England were dismissed as part of a plea bargain, the Forest County Circuit Court records showed.
The criminal complaint said England took a piece of bone from a corpse's spinal column after another medical examiner removed it during an autopsy on September 5, 2011.