indicted on two state charges
State Grand Jury has indicted
quarterback Michael Vick on two new charges.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick could be looking at
more time in prison, after Surry County grand jury added two new
charges on Tuesday - one count of promoting or engaging in dog
fighting, and a second count of beating, killing, or causing
dogs to fight. Both charges returned by the local jury are
felonies, each carry up to 5 years in prison. The jury did not
pursue indictment on eight animal cruelty charges, which could
have added additional 40 years prison time if found guilty. The
three co-defendants in the dogfighting case were also indicted
on the same charges by the Surry grand jury. None of the
defendants nor their lawyers were in court.
Michael Vick already pleaded guilty in
federal court to a dogfighting conspiracy charge and sentencing
in the federal case is scheduled for Dec. 10. In a written plea
for the federal case, Michael Vick admitted helping kill six to
eight dogs at the Surry County property.
Published on 09/25/2007