Inmates say teen's uncle responsible for murder


by Brooke Hasch

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 10:23 PM

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Chilling testimonies from two Kentucky inmates reveal Stanley Dishon confessed to the murder of his 17-year-old niece, Jessica Dishon.

"I think the family needs peace, to find out who did it," Inmate Y told investigators.

Jessica went missing from her home on Sept. 10, 1999. Her body was found 17 days later. More than 14 years after the crime, these testimonies from Inmate X and Y could provide enough proof in court to land her alleged killer behind bars.

"I think it was haunting him," Inmate Y told Detective Lynn Hunt.

"Tell me how he killed her," Hunt said.

"He got in an argument with her in her backyard, wherever they lived, and he started choking her and he said he went into the house and got a scarf and after he knew she had died, he started cutting her up," Inmate Y said.

"So how did he get her around?" Hunt asked.
"The best he could. He had to dismember her, is what he told me. He left her in the woods by the road, by the river," Inmate X said.

Jessica's body was found in the same location Stanley described to both inmates.

"Did anybody ever question him as to how he knew where the body was actually located?" Hunt said.

"No, I was scared to death, because if he could killer her, he could kill me," Inmate Y said.

Detectives later used this information on Stanley, who was already serving time for sex crimes against his daughter and step-daughter.

"You've told people you were responsible for this," Hunt said.

"She had a boyfriend, she started having sex with somebody else, started doing a little dope. Traded your car in and that pissed you off. You went over there and got angry. Went over there to have a face to face and she smarted off, threatened to tell everyone about you sexually abusing her. You know I'm on the right track," Hunt said.

"We have evidence that you drove over there that morning, you drove to the school. She wasn't there. ("No") You drove to the house. You'd been having sex with her. ("Oh, no") She was going to tell on you. ("No") You and she got in an argument. Then you choked her ("No)" and then you took her and dumped her in the river bottoms," Hunt said.

"On no, every bit of that's a lie," Dishon said.

"Stanley, you're cooked," Hunt said.

"I don't care what you got. I did not do anything to harm my niece," Dishon said.

Inmates X and Y say otherwise, revealing Stanley abused her, threatened her and even kept some of Jessica's belongings after he killed her.

"He claims he has her shoes. If they're gone, he's got them," X said.

Detective Hunt revealed Jessica was missing a shoe. Detectives also believe Dishon moved her body to multiple locations before leaving her in the woods.

"It's the difference between you getting the needle and you getting life," Hunt told Dishon, in one of many attempts to get the truth.

Stanley faces murder and kidnapping charges in Jessica's case. His trial is set for Sept. 22, 2014.

Meanwhile, Stanley also faces charges of sodomy and incest in an unrelated case. He appeared before a Bullitt County judge Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing. Prosecutors asked to consolidate his charges into one trial, scheduled for Jan. 28, 2014.