Trial set for north Iowa man

Witham, Dakota 1-12-2013

MASON CITY, Iowa – A north Iowa man is now scheduled to go to trial for child endangerment and domestic abuse.

Dacota Witham plead not guilty to those charges Wednesday morning in Mason City.

He’s accused of leaving a 7-month-old baby at home alone in early August. Police also say that they found a family pet dead in the garage and believe the pet was killed in an inhumane way.

Witham is also facing animal cruelty charges in this case. He has a hearing set on September 2 for those charges.

A pretrial hearing is set for October 17, and a trial is scheduled for October 28.

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