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No new restitution for ex-medical examiner

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A judge ruled Friday that any additional restitution that the former Oneida County medical examiner must pay for taking tissue from two dead people to train her cadaver dog will be decided in a civil lawsuit.

Circuit Judge Leon Stenz earlier ordered Traci England to pay about $5,100 in restitution to the families of the victims, according to online Oneida County court records.

In February, England, 47, was sentenced to a year in jail. She was convicted of two felony counts of misconduct in office in a plea deal that dismissed other charges, including a similar case in Forest County.

Prosecutors said England told police that she took a human bone from dead people during autopsies to train one of her dogs to search for cadavers.

England was charged with misconduct in office in 2012 and resigned as medical examiner shortly after the charges were filed.

Her attorney has said England had an "altruistic, innocent intent" in her actions.

In January, the family of a Pelican Lake man sued Oneida County and England, seeking unspecified damages for federal and state violations of the family's rights to the remains, an attorney said.

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