Michael Vick and Co-Defendants Indicted… Again!
Just a little earlier today I told you that Michael would be facing charges by the state of Virginia and looks like the word is in and Michael Vick and his co-defendants, Quanis Phillips, Purnell Peace and Tony Taylor, have been indicted on two counts on a state level.
A Surry County grand jury, comprised of 6 people, 2 black men, 2 black women and 2 white women, handed down the indictments today after about three hours. Sadly, they did not indict on the eight counts of animal cruelty. The Surry County Grand Jury charged Vick with one count of engaging dogs to fighting, and a second count of beating, killing, or causing dogs to fight.
Both are class 6 felonies, and carry sentences of up to five years in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.
Looks like the dogs still will not really be getting justice! Needless to say, I am very disappointed, to put it mildly!
In the federal case, Vick and his three co-defendants were charged with conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in an animal-fighting venture. However, they weren’t charged with fighting or killing dogs in Surry County, even though they admitted to the crimes in the sworn statements that accompanied their plea agreements, Poindexter said.
The arraignment for all four will take place on October 3.
For all the background and info on the Michael Vick case, including all the documents, please see Michael Vick and Dogfighting.
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