By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

David ‘Bucky’ Brooks, Kentucky man wrongly accused of murder, has died

A Bullitt County man who was charged and later cleared in the killing of his teenage neighbor has died, according to officials. 

David “Bucky” Brooks died from cardiac issues Wednesday morning in his home on Beechwood Avenue, according to the Bullitt County Coroner’s Office.

Brooks had told family members he wasn’t feeling well before going to bed Tuesday, the coroner said.

Brooks was charged in the murder of 17-year-old Jessica Dishon in 2001 but was set free about two years later when a judge declared a mistrial. Charges against him were later dismissed. 

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Jessica’s uncle, Stanley Dishon,  accepted a plea deal in 2015 pronouncing him guilty of manslaughter in the death of his niece — more than 15 years after her disappearance.

Brooks appeared in headlines again in 2005 after pulling children from a fire in a neighboring mobile home, according to Courier Journal archives. 

David "Bucky" Brooks, shown with wife Irene, said he entered a neighbor's burning home after hearing a woman scream about children inside. He helped pull out two children, one of whom died. Courier Journal Archives, Oct. 26, 2005

Reach Emma Austin at eaustin@gannett.com or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.





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