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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- (WDRB) A judge's decision Friday means a 16-year-old accused of murder remains, for now, in custody. Joshua Young is charged with killing his stepbrother.
Judge Barry Willett denied a motion to reduce Young's bond. It remains at $100,000 full cash.
The judge announced his decision Friday morning during a pre-trial conference. That means Young remains in juvenile detention.
He is accused of killing his stepbrother, Trey Zwicker, beating him to death with a baseball bat. Zwicker's body was found by a group of students near Liberty High School last May. Young is being tried as an adult.
We spoke with Young's grandmother, Ruby Jessie, after the hearing. She was hoping her grandson might get home incarceration. She says Young looks forward to his October trial, when, he believes, he'll be cleared and released.
In the past, some members of Young's family have said they believe Young's father, Josh Gouker, is really the one responsible for Zwicker's death. Right now he is in the Floyd Co. jail on a misdemeanor theft charge.
Zwicker's father, Terry, had no comment. In the past he has expressed frustration at how long this case is taking.