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No jury seated in Josh Young trial

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Josh Young was present for the second day of jury selection in his murder trial on Tuesday. Josh Young was present for the second day of jury selection in his murder trial on Tuesday.
Josh Gouker during a March 2013 court appearance. Josh Gouker during a March 2013 court appearance.
Trey Zwicker (Source: JCPS/Seneca High School) Trey Zwicker (Source: JCPS/Seneca High School)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Judge Barry Willett sent potential jurors home early Tuesday in the trial against Josh Young, the 17-year-old accused of killing his younger stepbrother in 2011. It was the second day for jury selection.

Young faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of beating to death his 14-year-old Trey Zwicker with a metal pipe. Students at Liberty High School found the teen's body near the school in May 2011.

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One month later, police arrested Young, who was 15 at the time, based on statements made by Young's father and Zwicker's stepfather Josh Gouker. One year later, police arrested Gouker who admitted to the charges against him without a plea deal. Judge Willett sentenced Gouker to life in prison on July 26.

Willett said 15 jurors likely will be seated first thing Wednesday morning then opening statements will begin. The trial could last two weeks.

National media outlets including CNN and Headline News Network are in Louisville covering the trial.

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