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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:53 pm 
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Poindexter to send case to grand jury in September

By STEVE WYCHE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/17/07

Michael Vick's problems didn't end with his former friends and co-defendants pleading guilty and alleging that he funded a dogfighting ring and helped them execute dogs that failed to show the gameness to fight.

Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Poindexter told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday afternoon that "yes, indeed, we will prosecute" Vick and others on possible animal cruelty and dogfighting charges. Poindexter said he would probably submit his case to a grand jury that is scheduled to convene Sept. 25.


He has not determined which charges he would file but said he would aggressively prosecute based on previously acquired evidence and some of the evidence presented in the federal case. Dogfighting and animal cruelty are felonies in Virginia with animal cruelty charges holding penalties of up to five years in jail for each animal killed.

"The execution of these animals — and the manner in which they were executed — is startlingly offensive and demanding of prosecution," Poindexter said.

Statements made in the guilty pleas reached by Phillips and Peace that they accompanied Vick in the execution of eight dogs this April and fought dogs on Vick's Surry County, Va., property solidified Poindexter's decision to move forward with prosecution.

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Looks like Dexter was influenced by the latest polls, as election day is coming up. This just isn't good news for Vick, who will be looking at more than 20 years if convicted in Virginia.

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Dang, so Who is a free agent next year?

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BirdBrain wrote:
Looks like Dexter was influenced by the latest polls, as election day is coming up. This just isn't good news for Vick, who will be looking at more than 20 years if convicted in Virginia.


His is an appointed position and not a high paying one at that.

This is more like Italy declaring war on France after the Germans took Paris in 1940.

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FalconWease wrote:
BirdBrain wrote:
Looks like Dexter was influenced by the latest polls, as election day is coming up. This just isn't good news for Vick, who will be looking at more than 20 years if convicted in Virginia.


His is an appointed position and not a high paying one at that.

This is more like Italy declaring war on France after the Germans took Paris in 1940.

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I was referring to this article that was posted a few months ago saying he was an elected official.Excellent analogy with France.....lol

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.c ... 78&tref=po

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