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Teen acquitted of stepbrother's murder faces new, unrelated assault charge

(Source: LMDC) (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A teen who was acquitted of his stepbrother's murder was arrested early Saturday morning for assault.

According to court records, Josh Young, 18, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Saturday at a home in Louisville.

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Officer Carey Klain, spokeswoman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, confirmed Young is accused of assaulting his 18-year-old live-in girlfriend. Her name will not be released.

According to a police report, Young hit the woman in the stomach hard enough to make her vomit. Later, he climbed on top of her, grabbed her around the throat with one hand and held a pillow over her face with the other, police say.

He now faces a felony first-degree wanton endangerment charge, as well as a misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charge.

Terry Zwicker, the father of the boy Young was accused of killing, said he's not surprised Young was arrested again.

"I knew it wouldn't be the last time we would see him," he said. "I'm the glad the young lady is able to walk away from this one."

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Young will be arraigned Monday, April 21. He is being held at LMDC on a $1,000 cash bond.

He was found not guilty of murdering his stepbrother, Trey Zwicker, in August 2013. Young's father, Josh Gouker, pleaded guilty in May 2013 to murdering Zwicker and was sentenced to life in prison.

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