October 3, 2007
The hearing for former NFL star Michael Vick and three co-defendants on state dogfighting charges has been scheduled for November 27th.
Surry County's top prosecutor says Vick and the others aren't expected to be in court that day. He made his remarks after a hearing today to determine if each of the defendants had legal representation.
Virginia Beach attorney Larry Woodward said Vick turned himself in last week in Surry County for pretrial processing and bonding. Vick already has pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge and is awaiting sentencing in December.
Vick was charged last week in the rural county, home to his dogfighting enterprise since 2001, with two state felony counts. His lawyers have said they will fight the state charges on the grounds he can't be convicted twice of the same crime.