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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The first indictment in the Jessica Dishon case focused on Dishon's longtime neighbor, David "Bucky" Brooks.
Brooks' attorney, John Spainhour, says Stanley Dishon is someone investigators for the defense took a close look at several years ago. As for Wednesday's indictment, Spainhour says it's better than a not guilty verdict from a jury.
Wednesday's indictment of Stanley Dishon is not something Jessica Dishon's family saw coming. Her brother Michael, when asked if this came as a surprise to everyone, replied, "Yes." He said he has not seen his uncle Stanley in 14 years.
Meanwhile, John Spainhour says, "Bucky has always maintained his innocence."
Dishon was murdered in 1999, and Brooks was charged two years later, but the case ended in a mistrial. Spainhour points out, "It was not an issue where a jury finally determined his innocence; that has always bothered him."
Spainhour says the indictment didn't really come as a surprise: "He was on our radar scope."
He also says Brooks is relieved the cloud of suspicion is gone: "And I think there was kind of a little peace that someone else would believe that it wasn't him."
As for Dishon's family, the focus hasn't changed, with Michael Dishon saying, "All we want is just justice, it be served. No matter who did it."