Exclusive interview with the uncle of a teen accused of murder


by WHAS11


Posted on March 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 12:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Louisville father and son accused of murder will have a jury trial in July, but not everyone is satisfied with the judge's ruling.

Josh Gouker and his teenage son, Josh Young, did not utter a word or look at each other as the teenager's lawyer argued to go to trial before July 29 for the murder of 14-year-old Trey Zwicker.

"My client is now 17-years-old. Come June he will have been incarcerated for two years so we're ready," Pete Schuler, Josh Young's attorney, said.

Both are accused of killing Zwicker, who is Gouker's stepson, with a baseball bat. The boy's body was found behind Liberty High School.

WHAS11 spoke with Rodney Gunter, Josh Young's uncle about the reasons he thinks his nephew is innocent.

"I've been involved in his life I know the boy. I just don't believe it. There's nothing anybody can say. Prove it," Gunter said.

The victim's father, Terry Zwicker, did not talk Friday but said previously, "they were there together. They were at the crime scene together. They should be tried together."

When asked about the fact the two are being tried together Gunter said, "That's ridiculous."
Gunter: "That's ridiculous."

The next hearing will be April 8.