Judge Scolds Medical Investigators in Ricky Holland Case

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Two medical officials who talked to reporters about Ricky Holland's autopsy were ordered before a Lansing-area judge today.

Ingham County Medical Examiner Dean Sienko and forensic pathologist Joyce DeJong were to explain why they shouldn't be held in contempt of court.

The pair told reporters yesterday that they couldn't determine how Ricky died, because the seven-year-old's body had decomposed too much by the time it was found in January.

Mason District Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is conducting the preliminary exam for Tim and Lisa Holland, Ricky's adoptive parents and accused killers. They deny responsibility for his death.

Aquilina says potential witnesses who discuss the case outside court must be punished.