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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Joshua Young chats from unknown location after being reported missing

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A missing person's report has been filed on Joshua Young, the 17-year-old who was acquitted last month of murdering his step-brother, Trey Zwicker.

In a Facebook video chat with Young, he's seen smoking and his friend is in the background.

Young spoke to WDRB's Valerie Chinn on the phone several times Wednesday afternoon, but would not say where he is.  Young says, "I'm perfect. I have no problems. I've been everywhere in the city, Victory, Cecil, Portland."

His foster parents filed a missing persons report Friday when Young didn't come home from Fern Creek High School.

He tells us he has no plans to return home and is happy to be on the run.  He says the past few days he's been doing "Construction work and hanging out with females."

When asked about the day Zwicker was killed, Young says, "I think I was high that day, then woke up the next day because I don't remember sh**."

When asked if he saw Zwicker get killed, Young says, "No, but the case is closed you know."

Young did not take the stand during his trial. When asked about that, he says, "I know I don't got to say nothing. That's why I didn't speak at the trial. If they're going to send me to prison, send me to prison fu**, you know? I ain't speaking."

His former Defense Attorney Pete Schuler believes the fact that Young spent two years in a juvenile detention facility took its toll, and hopes he'll return soon.

Schuler says police have a pick-up order which means they will pick up Young if spotted.

Then, he'll be released to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services who will decide the best placement for him and whether he'll go back to his foster parents.

Young says, "They can't take me to jail, I didn't broke any laws, but they could take me to Home of the Innocents. Then, I'm going to run from there too. What do they expect?"

Young also talked about gangs and freeing Josh Gouker during the interview. That's his father who was convicted of Zwicker's murder.

15-year-old Trey Zwicker was found beaten to death behind Liberty High School in May of 2011. His step-dad, Joshua Gouker, is currently serving a life sentence after admitting to the murder.  Young was acquitted of complicity to murder and tampering with evidence charges Friday.


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