New Details Emerge In Shoals Murder Case

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A Shoals man went before a Lauderdale County judge on murder charges Wednesday.

Police say Shannon Brewer killed Mark Dishon during an argument at Dishon's home in November.

However, defense attorneys argue, the state doesn't have a solid case.

After listening to testimony from four Lauderdale County Sheriffs investigators about what happened the night Mark Dishon was shot and stabbed inside his home, defense attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying there was not enough probable cause to name Shannon Brewer as the defendant.

But Judge Carole Medley denied that request and bound the case over to the grand jury.

While on the witness stand, Chief Investigator Richard Richey told details about the graphic attack.

According to Richey, the victim suffered several stab wounds that killed the man.  The investigator says Brewer then shot Dishon, after he was already dead.

The other victim in this case, Sandra Sikes, was stabbed once and identified Shannon Brewer as the suspect.

According to Richey's testimony, Sikes told detectives, Brewer threatened to kill her too, if she called police.

Shannon Brewer's brother, Jerry Brewer also faces charges relating to this case.  Prosecutors say Jerry Brewer helped Shannon flee the state after the crime.

Right now Shannon Brewer faces charges for murder and assault.

However prosecutors say factors about the case could make it a capital murder case.

The state attorney must know wait to see whether the grand jury hands down an indictment.