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Joshua Young indicted for 14-year-old's murder

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News has learned that Joshua Young, a 15-year-old boy charged in the murder of his step-brother, has been indicted.

The body of 14-year-old Trey Zwicker was found behind Liberty High School on May 11.

According to a Metro Police arrest report released Thursday, Young beat Trey to death and then disposed of the murder weapon and his clothing. Young was arrested with his father, Joshua Gouker, in Alabama in June. Their disappearance initially set off an Amber Alert, but it turns out they were already behind bars in Alabama on weapons charges.

Young was later brought back to Louisville. The report shows he was arrested at Home of the Innocents.

15-year-old Joshua Young has been the only person charged in Trey Zwicker's murder. But Young's case was tied-up in juvenile court for months, his records sealed. But on Thursday, a grand jury indicted the teen in circuit court for murdering Zwicker and tampering with physical evidence. So now he'll be tried as an adult.

"If you do the crime, you shouldn't be treated as a child cause I don't think a normal child could have done things that this boy did to my grandson," said Shelly Stewart, Zwicker's grandmother.

Metro Police believe Young committed the crime, but so far no one has said why.  "That's still the whole thing," says Terry Zwicker, Trey's father.  "Nobody has really told me why. I may not ever know why."

"We don't take murder arrests lightly," said Sgt. Aaron Crowell of LMPD in June. "I mean, if we weren't confident in the facts of the case, we would not have made the arrest."

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