Vick trial update

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, shown here leaving federal court on August 27 in Richmond, Virginia. (Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)
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March 14, 2008

SURRY, Va. (AP) -- The Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney's office in Virginia says the trial of suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick on state dogfighting charges has been continued.

Vick was scheduled to stand trial on April 2nd. An assistant to prosecutor Gerald Poindexter said today no new date has been set.

Officials already had continued the trials of co-defendants Quanis Phillips and Purnell Peace, who are serving prison terms out of state.

Vick is serving a federal 23-month prison term in Leavenworth, Kansas. All three pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to run an interstate dogfighting operation on land owned by Vick.

The continuances are based on the logistics of transporting the men back to Virginia, which is the responsibility of the local prosecutor's office.

The trials are to be rescheduled on March 25th.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



 
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