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Friends and Family rally for Joshua Young

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Family members of a teenager who is accused in a high-profile murder case, are asking that he be set free.

On Sunday, the family of Josh Young circled the courthouse in downtown Louisville, carrying signs to support him.

Young and his father, Joshua Gouker, were accused of killing 14-year-old Trey Zwicker in May of 2011.

On Friday, Gouker pleaded guilty in the case, telling the judge it was him that beat Zwicker to death, and not Young.

Now the young man's family is hoping to send a message to the prosecutors and judge.

"I hope it gets somebody's attention and that they let the boy go. Two years is enough for nothing, don't you think? It's a terrible thing what's happened but why are we going to take two people's life, and that's basically what they've done," says Rodney Gunter, Josh Young's uncle.

No word yet on how Gouker's guilty plea on Friday may affect Young's case.

To read Friday's story regarding Joshua Gouker pleading guilty, click here.

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