15-Year-Charged With Murder To Be Arraigned Monday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 15-year-old boy accused of killing his stepbrother will be arraigned in court as an adult Monday.
Joshua Young will before a judge in connection with the death of 14-year-old Trey Zwicker.
Developments come after a grand jury decision last Thursday, that Young should be tried as an adult despite his age.
He is accused of killing Zwicker, who was found beaten in a ditch outside Liberty High School in May.
Soon after, Trey's father suggested to police that they investigate Young.
He was later charged in connection with the crime, but he was charged as a juvenile, which has kept most of the case sealed.
An arrest citation simply states that Young beat Zwicker to death, and then disposed of the murder weapon and clothing.
Little else is known, but that will likely change with the grand jury indictment that he be prosecuted as an adult
For the victim's father, Terry Zwicker, it's welcome news, but the grieving continues.
"A lot of sad days, a lot of bad days. I'm sure there are more still coming, but now, it's anger. I have a lot of anger," said Terry Zwicker.
Zwicker is calling for the harshest punishment in his son's death.
It's possible Young could be eligible for the death penalty, if the Commonwealth decides to pursue that option.
In addition to murder, Young has also been charged with tampering with physical evidence.
- November 18, 2011: Teen Charged With Murder In Stepbrother's Slaying
- October 13, 2011: Victim's Family: Teen Charged In Slaying To Be Tried As Adult