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UPDATE: Amended complaint filed against former medical examiner

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FOREST COUNTY (WAOW) -

UPDATE - Forest County - August 22, 2012 - The Forest County district attorney's office filed amended information in the complaint against Traci England.

As previously reported by Newsline 9, the Forest County judge was supposed to hear England's cases filed in Forest and Oneida Counties.  However, Tuesday the Oneida County case was not called because the assistant district attorney for Oneida County was not available. 

England's counsel did not enter a plea for the Forest County charge of misconduct in office.  So the court entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

Her attorney withdrew a motion to dismiss based on amended information.  The court will also consider a motion to move the trial to Fond du Lac County where the alleged crimes took place.  A motion hearing was scheduled for September 19, 2012.

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UPDATE - A former medical examiner's two cases will be heard by the same judge.  

According to online records, Traci England's Oneida County case as been assigned to Judge Leon Stenz in Forest County because he has a similar case with the same defendant.

England is scheduled for a motion hearing August 21, 2012 in Forest County.  A final pre-trial is set for September 19, 2012.

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A Forest County judge entered a not guilty plea for a former medical examiner accused of taking tissue from a body.

Traci England is accused of using the tissue to train her dog.

England has already pleaded not guilty to a similar charge of misconduct in office in Oneida County.

Investigators in Oneida County say England took a piece of a cadaver during an autopsy to train her dog.

FOREST COUNTY (WAOW) - UPDATE - A former Oneida County medical examiner will head to trial in Forest County.  According to online court records, a judge finds that probable cause that Traci England has committed a felony and the case will head to trial.  An arraignment is scheduled for July 3, 2012.

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A new twist in a bizarre case involving a former area medical examiner.

A new charge has been filed against the woman who officials say took a piece of cadaver.

Traci England was arrested and charged in Oneida County back in January after police say she took a piece of spine to help train her dog.

Now, she's been charged in Forest County, where the criminal complaint says she took tissue from a body. It's a different body that the one documented in the Oneida County criminal complaint.

England's attorney Joel Hirschhorn says it's a sad day for everyone involved, including England.

She pleaded not guilty last month to the charges of misconduct in office and theft in Oneida County.

But today, a charge of misconduct in office in Forest County was filed.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Forest County the autopsies were on the same day.

Documents show that the two autopsies were done on the same day.

The Forest County district attorney did not return our calls for comment on the charge.

Joel Hirschhorn/England's attorney: "As I understand it, the tissue is being discarded anyway. So what are we really talking about here? It's all very sad. Sad for Traci, sad for the family, sad for the community."

England is set to appear in Oneida County court next month.

Again, the charge in Forest County was just filed today.

We will bring you the latest information as it becomes available

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