Two sentenced in 2009 Myrtle Beach club stabbing

akelley@thesunnews.comJanuary 10, 2014 

Joshua Blake Griffith


Two men were sentenced this week for their involvement in a deadly stabbing at a Myrtle Beach night club.

Joshua Griffith, 23, of Greenville was found guilty by a jury of murder, two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill and criminal conspiracy, according to the Horry County Solicitor’s Office. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison by Circuit Court Judge Edward B. Cottingham. Griffith was given some credit for time served for the period while he was wearing an ankle monitor.

Blakely Kalen Brown, 27, of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of a felony in December. Cottingham sentenced to Brown to eight years in prison.

Both men were sentenced during a hearing Friday morning.

The charges stemmed from the stabbing death of David Jon Houghtailing at the Afterdeck nightclub in Myrtle Beach in Sept. 2009.

Police were called around 3 a.m. Sept. 8 to the Afterdeck on North Kings Highway where three people had been stabbed. Houghtailing died at an area hospital from a stab wound to the chest.

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