Advertisement

Bucky Brooks, man once wrongfully accused of murdering Bullitt County teen, dies

David "Bucky" Brooks died on June 9, 2021 from cardiac issues, according to the Bullitt County...
David "Bucky" Brooks died on June 9, 2021 from cardiac issues, according to the Bullitt County coroner.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:52 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 6:51 AM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE) - A man once accused of murdering his teenage neighbor in Shepherdsville, Jessica Dishon, has died. David “Bucky” Brooks died Wednesday from cardiac issues, according to the Bullitt County coroner.

Despite being charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jessica Dishon in 2001, Brooks was eventually cleared following a mistrial in 2003.

Dishon had vanished from her Bullitt County home early in the morning of Sept. 10, 1999. It wasn’t until 17 days later that her body was discovered about seven miles from her home. She had been beaten and strangled.

It took more than a decade before Stanley Dishon, Jessica Dishon’s uncle, was convicted for her death in 2015. After entering an Alford plea to one charge of manslaughter and three counts of sexual assault, Stanley Dishon received a 20-year prison sentence. A defendant who enters an Alford plea does not admit guilt but acknowledges the presence of evidence that can convict him.

Copyright 2021 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.