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Protest held in hopes of Josh Young's release

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Around a dozen of Josh Young's friends and family protested Sunday. Around a dozen of Josh Young's friends and family protested Sunday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Supporters of a teenager charged in his stepbrother's murder protested outside of the Youth Detention Center Sunday.

Around a dozen of Josh Young's friends and family said they want Young to be released from the center following a guilty plea entered by Young's father, Josh Gouker, in the murder of his stepson Trey Zwicker, 14, on Friday.    

Young's Uncle, Rodney Gunter, said the group chose to protest on Mother's Day, "In support of my baby sister my nephew and we just want him home."

Susan Stoneburner, Young's foster mother said, "Since the age of 15 he's been missing his life and now he's 17 and we're ready for him to enjoy some life."

The penalty for murder in Kentucky is 20 to 50 years in prison or life with the possibility of parole in 20 years. Gouker will learn his sentence in late July, the same day Young's murder trial is scheduled to start.

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