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Trial date pushed back for man accused of beating, burning dog

File photo of Daniels' arrest in 2007. File photo of Daniels' arrest in 2007.
A recovering Louis Vuitton appears on a segment of Alabama Live! in September 2007. A recovering Louis Vuitton appears on a segment of Alabama Live! in September 2007.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Juan Daniels, the man accused of beating and burning a family pet because he wasn't allowed to use the car will have his day in court, but it won't be Monday as was planned.

Daniels' trial was set to begin on October 20th but Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooke's office say it will be delayed until January 2009.

Daniels was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Gulf Coast Regional Task Force in September 2007.

The suspect is said to have beaten his mother's dog, named Louis Vuitton after the famous fashion designer, with a shovel before dousing the pet with lighter fluid and setting him on fire.

"Louis" was still chained to a tree and chewed off pieces of his own flesh to escape the flames.

The Montgomery Humane Society slowly nursed the dog back to health before placing it with a foster family.

If convicted of the charges against him, Daniels could get up to 10 years in prison.

WSFA 12 News will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

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