BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) – A former medical examiner who was charged in connection with the Bayview Crematory scandal has been ordered to pay a $70,000 and be confined at home after pleading guilty to more than a dozen charges.

Former Massachusetts medical examiner Katherine Weider pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and falsifying evidence on Thursday.

In 2005, investiga tors found records in disarray, remains without identification and decomposing parts in a broken refrigeration unit at the Bayview Crematory in Seabrook.

During their investigation, police learned that Weider was falsifying documents, signing off on cremations without inspecting the bodies.

Weider, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis, was sentenced to one year in home confinement.

Rockingham County Prosecutor Tom Reid said Weider was exaggerating her symptoms in order to get leniency on her sentence.

Wieder’s attorney said she’s obviously sick, and home confinement will only make it worse.

Two other people in the Bayview scandal were sentenced to jail. The owner of the crematory, Derek Wallace, is now serving 18 months in prison.

Dr. Putnam Breed was sentenced to six months in prison and is appealing.

Information from: WMUR-TV, http://www.thewmurchannel.com/index.html


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