The prosecutor for Surry County, Virginia says the state trial of former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three co-defendants on dogfighting charges has been put on hold until they have served their sentences in federal prison.
Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Poindexter indicates it would be cost prohibitive for Surry County to take the men out of prison and bring them to Surry County for trial. Vick is currently serving a 23-month prison sentence after pleading guilty last summer to a federal dogfighting charge. Two of Vick’s co-defendants are serving terms of up to 21 months in prison. When they finally go on trial in Richmond, Virginia, Vick and the others face charges of beating or killing dogs.