Vick's Dog Fighting Case Continues

By: AP
By: AP

SURRY, Va. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick plans to
plead guilty to state dogfighting charges. The move could allow him
to qualify for an early release from federal prison and into a
halfway house.

In court papers filed in Surry County Circuit Court in Virginia,
Vick's attorneys are seeking to have Vick enter his plea by video
teleconference.

The papers note that the guilty plea would save the government
the expense of transporting Vick to Virginia and would satisfy the
county's need to hold him accountable for the crimes he
participated in at a rural house he owned there.

Under federal rules, Vick would not be eligible for release to a
halfway house if he has pending charges.

Surry County Circuit Court administrator Sally Neblett said a
hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 30 to permit Vick to enter his
plea via video conference from the federal prison in Leavenworth,
Kan., where he is serving a 23-month term.


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