Michael Vick's co-defendent's out of jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- All of Michael Vick's dogfighting co-defendants have now been released from federal prison.

Only the suspended Atlanta Falcons star remains behind bars. Vick is serving a 23-month prison term at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., and is due to be released July 20.

Quanis Phillips, who like Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy, was released from federal prison Friday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons Web site. Purnell Peace and Tony Taylor had previously been released.

Phillips, Peace and Taylor still face state dogfighting charges in Surry County Circuit Court. Vick pleaded guilty to one state dogfighting count in November and was given a three-year suspended sentence.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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