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Stanley Dishon to be arraigned in court

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - We expect to get a closer look today at the man accused of murdering his own niece, Jessica Dishon.

We have seen his mugshot--but today we are actually expecting to see Stanley Dishon in front of a judge inside a Bullitt County courtroom during his arraignment. We also may be able to learn more about the case against Stanley Dishon, if more court documents are released. Police have not said much about the evidence linking him to his niece's murder.

17-year-old Jessica Dishon went missing from her home in Shepherdsville in 1999. Her body was found more than two weeks after her disappearance in a ditch. Her murder remained a mystery for 14 years. Charges against a neighbor, David "Bucky" Brooks were dropped. Just this month, her uncle, Stanley Dishon, was indicted on charges of kidnapping and murdering his niece. Investigators say they had not looked at Jessica's uncle as a suspect until recent tips came in.

When he was indicted earlier this month, Dishon was already behind bars on a rape and sodomy charge--and not for the first time. In 2002, court documents show he entered an Alford plea to charges that he sexually abused his daughter and stepdaughter.

Those same documents also show that his then-wife told a social worker that her husband had been significantly affected by Jessica's murder.

The documents also reveal that Carol's ex-husband suspected Stanley was involved in the murder, but it is not clear whether those comments were ever turned over to investigators. In court today, a judge will read the formal charges against Dishon. His attorney will enter a plea.

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