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Dozens Plead Guilty To Hoke Cockfighting Charges

Posted October 6, 2004 6:11 a.m. EDT

— Forty-nine people pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to cockfighting.

The case dates back to June when investigators raided a home in Hoke County.

Authorities say more than 100 people, including children, were watching roosters fight to the death.

Deputies charged 75 people in all.