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Mother of dead 14-year-old files petition against husband

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Court documents obtained by WDRB News are shedding new light on the family life of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found behind Liberty High School.

Amanda Campbell, the mother of 14-year-old Trey Zwicker, has taken out a domestic violence petition against her husband, Joshua Gouker.

Among other things, it indicates that Gouker talked his ex-wife into committing suicide last year, and is "under suspicion of the murder of my 14-year-old son."

Campbell also stated that Gouker wanted to kill her and then himself, "because he said I am a Christian and I would go to heaven, and it didn't matter where he went."

Police have not named Gouker as a suspect in Zwicker's death.

The domestic violence petition states the following:

"I Amanda...and Joshua...lived together for about seven months. He called me at work and told me he needed to know where I was at all times. I came home and he kept at me. I asked him to go across the street to his cousin's house so I could unwind a little from work. While he was gone, I packed my things and left.

He won't leave me alone. He tells my Mom that she better tell him where I am. On Friday, he wanted to kill me and then kill himself because he said I am a Christian and I would go to heaven and it didn't matter where he went.

He has within the last month become more aggressive. He has been pushing, shoving and slapping me. I tried leaving with my daughter and he had taken my battery cables off so the car wouldn't start. He was beating on the car with a tool for me to get out. I got out and told my daughter to lock the doors. He grabbed me by my hair and threw me against the house. I fell down and I tried getting up but he kept kicking me. He had been drinking. I ran into the house and he got in and we fought in the bedroom. My daughter came in and he quit because he didn't want her to see what he was doing.

He is very controlling. He drinks alcohol. He smokes pot and takes some kind of pills.

He brags because he talked his ex-wife, [name redacted], to commit suicide. She did last year.

He is under suspicion of the murder of my 14-year-old son on May 11.

He has taken my folder that has all of my important information about my children. He admitted to this on a text message. I want him to stay away and leave us alone. I am scared he could do something to my daughter. He is so controlling that he tells me what clothes to wear, if I can wear makeup, how many baths I can take and who I can have as a friend. He has a parole officer, and his name is [name redacted.]"


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