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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two men -- one accused the other cleared in the murder of Jessica Dishon -- were both in court Wednesday.
David "Bucky" Brooks and Stanley Dishon were face-to-face in the same courtroom, even though Bucky Brooks was cleared of charges in the murder of Jessica Dishon.
Brooks was once the primary suspect in the 1999 kidnapping and murder of 17-year-old Jessica Dishon, but a judge declared a mistrial and he was freed in 2003. He was back in court Wednesday as his former lawyer answered questions about turning over his case files to the Bullitt County Sheriff three years ago. Brooks never had to testify and was free to leave.
Jessica Dishon's father, Mike, still believes Brooks was involved in his daughter's death. Even his older brother, Stanley, has been indicted -- and he says he still isn't certain that his brother killed his daughter.
On Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys discussed the process for conducting DNA testing on newly found evidence -- a sheet and pillowcase that prosecutors say were taken from Jessica's bed. The items were found in April in a barn about one mile from where Jessica's body was found.
Prison informants allege that Stanley Dishon told them he held Jessica in a barn for several days before he killed her.
Jessica's father doesn't know which story to believe, but he comes to every hearing hoping to find the truth.