Friday March 14, 2008
SURRY, Va. (AP) -- The trial of suspended NFL quarterback Michael
Vick on state dogfighting charges has been delayed. Vick was scheduled to stand trial on April 2. The Surry County Commonwealth Attorney's office says no new date has been set yet. The trial will be rescheduled on March 25.
Vick is serving a federal 23-month prison term in Leavenworth,
Kansas. Officials had already delayed the trials of co-defendants
Quanis Phillips and Purnell Peace. All three pleaded guilty to
federal charges of conspiring to run an interstate dogfighting
operation on land owned by Vick.
The delays are based on the logistics of transporting the men
back to Virginia, which is the responsibility of the local prosecutor's office.
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