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Pretrial set for uncle accused of killing niece in 1999

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Stanley Dishon in court for his arraignment on October 24. Stanley Dishon in court for his arraignment on October 24.
Jessica Dishon (Source: WAVE 3 archive) Jessica Dishon (Source: WAVE 3 archive)

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The uncle accused in the cold case murder of his niece, Jessica Dishon, 17, plead not guilty Thursday.

Stanley Dishon's case was delayed when two circuit court judges disqualified themselves from hearing the case.

The Commonwealth appointed Judge Charles Simms, family court judge who rules in LaRue, Nelson and Hardin Counties to preside over the case.

A grand jury indicted Dishon for the murder after the Hardin County Sheriff said new tips and evidence pointed them in his direction.

The prosecution has 60 days to file discovery in the case.

Jessica Dishon disappeared from the driveway of her home on the morning of September 10, 1999. Her body was found 17 days later.

Dishon's pretrial hearing is scheduled for January 30, 2014.

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