Trial date set for Laurel County teen in dog abuse case

A trial date for David O. Griffith is set after video of a dog being abused went viral. Three other teens were charged in the case. // Laurel County Detention Center

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A trial date is set for a Laurel County teen charged in an animal cruelty case.

David Griffith's trial is set to begin on January 8th.

The 18-year-old faces a charge of second-degree animal cruelty.

Earlier this year, a video surfaced of a teen punching a dog on social media. Not long after, the dog was found dead with stab wounds.

Investigators said Griffith was the one recording the incident.

A 17-year-old and two other 18-year-olds were also charged in the incident.

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