Trial Date for Michael Vick Set For Next Year

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A judge has scheduled an April 2nd trial date for Michael Vick.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback faces two state felony charges of dogfighting.

Vick didn't attend this morning's hearing. He's already in jail to begin serving time on a federal dogfighting conspiracy conviction. Vick faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced in the federal case next month.

His lawyers have indicated they'll fight the state charges on the grounds that Vick can't be convicted of the same crime twice.

The two state charges carry maximum terms of five years each.

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