15-year-old indicted for killing his stepbrother

Terry Zwicker
Terry Zwicker
Site near Liberty High School where Trey Zwicker was found.
Site near Liberty High School where Trey Zwicker was found.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Six months after police found the body of 14-year-old, his step-brother is indicted. Thursday afternoon a grand jury returned a true bill against 15-year-old Joshua Young on two charges - the murder of Trey Zwicker and tampering with physical evidence.

"The anticipation alone is nerve wracking," said Terry Zwicker, Trey's father.

Terry has been waiting six months to find out what happened to his 14-year-old son.

"Just a bunch of questions of why," said Terry. "I mean that's still the whole thing. Nobody's really told me why. I may not ever know why."

Students at Liberty High School discovered his body near the school. The Coroner's Office concluded he died during an assault where he was beaten and stabbed.

Terry suspected his son's new step-family from the beginning.

"You only had one new variable to Trey's life and this is what happened with it," said Terry.

The Grand Jury agreed there was enough evidence to move forward.

"Commonwealth against Joshua J. Young. Murder one count, tampering with physical evidence one count," said Judge Frederic J. Cowan.

The Grand Jury returned a true bill. The case is moving to Judge Barry Willett's court in Division 1.

"He was supposed to trust him," said Terry of Young. "He was apart of Trey's family for a short period of time."

Young even participated in Trey's funeral. The teen will be tried as an adult. Terry says he hopes it will be a capital case.

"I want it to go as far as it will go, you know?" said Terry. "Bring back the chair. I mean that's how I feel. I believe if you take somebody's life ,then yours is gone as well."

Young's family member Tracy Bullock who is his mother's cousin says she is in "disbelief." She wants to see all the evidence because she can't believe he did it. Bullock suspects Young's father, Joshua Gouker, who has been in trouble with the law before.

Young is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

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