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Teen Charged With Murder In Stepbrother's Slaying ^ | 11/17/2011 | Drew Douglas/WLKY

Posted on 11/17/2011 5:43:25 PM PST by Morgana

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 15-year-old boy has been indicted on murder charges in connection with his 14-year-old stepbrother's death.

Joshua Young was indicted as an adult on murder and tampering with physical evidence charges Thursday.

An arrest report that was released Thursday said Young beat Trey Zwicker to death and then disposed of the weapon and his stepbrother's clothes.

"He made an adult decision that day," said Terry Zwicker, Trey's father.

Terry Zwicker said Young deserves to be tried as an adult for the alleged murder.

In the early morning of May 11, 2011, a group of Liberty High School students found the 14-year-old Zwicker beaten to death in a ditch near their school.

"Just a bunch of questions why," said Terry Zwicker. "I mean, that's still the whole thing -- nobody's really told me why. I may not ever know why, but I do know that with the judicial system, it's a long wait and that's one thing Trey didn't have."

The only thing Terry Zwicker said he knows for certain is that both boys sneaked out of the house that night.

He said Young was a pallbearer at his son's funeral, something that now leaves a bitter taste in his mouth.

Terry Zwicker said he will follow the case in court and hopes for some justice for his son.

"I believe if you take somebody's life, then yours is gone as well," he said.

Trey Zwicker's mother married Joshua Young's father, Joshua Gouker.

Gouker and Young left Kentucky this summer and an Amber Alert was issued for Young.

Gouker was eventually arrested in Alabama on kidnapping charges, which were later dismissed.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: child; crime; kentucky; murder

1 posted on 11/17/2011 5:43:26 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Brady Bunch +40 would need a few basic storyline changes.

2 posted on 11/17/2011 5:49:18 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Morgana
Terry Zwicker said Young deserves to be tried as an adult for the alleged murder.

Is the murder alleged, or is it that Young is the alleged murderer? Annoying sloppy journalists...

Anyway, it's a horrible thing to happen to the kid.

3 posted on 11/17/2011 6:14:30 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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