|Judge schedules April 2 trial date for Falcons QB Michael Vick on state dogfighting charges|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 27 November 2007 04:59|
Vick's lawyer, Lawrence Woodward, requested a jury trial.
The suspended NFL star did not to attend the hearing in Surry County Circuit Court. Vick is being held at a Warsaw, Va., jail after surrendering on Nov. 19 to begin serving time for a federal dogfighting conspiracy conviction.
Vick faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 10 in the federal case.
The two state charges - beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs, and engaging in or promoting dogfighting - also are punishable by up to five years in prison each.