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More evidence released in Trey Zwicker murder case

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -  More evidence is out in the Trey Zwicker murder case. New court documents and recorded phone calls from jail have been released about Josh Young and his father Josh Gouker who are both charged with murder.

"My violence has kept me behind bars," said Gouker to his mother while he was at the Floyd County Jail.

Gouker is now charged with the murder of his stepson Trey Zwicker, 14. The teenager was found dead in May 2011 behind Liberty High School.

WAVE 3 obtained phone conversations Gouker made from the Floyd County Jail to his brother proclaiming his innocence.

"I was with Amanda the whole time," said Gouker. "I passed a polygraph test how the f*** can they do that?"

"How can they charge both of you," questioned Gouker's brother.

Gouker's son, Josh Young, 16, is charged with murder. Around the same time Gouker made those phone calls, he made a shocking admission in court.

"Your honor, I just want to say I didn't help anybody kill Trey," said Gouker.

"Ok there will be an opportunity for you," said the judge.

"I just want to say I killed him myself," said Gouker.

According to court documents, Gouker was saying plenty in the weeks after the murder. In police interviews, Jahaira Riddle and Angelic Burkhead talked about conversations with Young and Gouker when they fled to Alabama last summer.

Riddle and Burkhead told police that Young admitted to killing Zwicker. Riddle said the two even joked about how badly Zwicker's face was beaten. Burkhead said Young showed no emotion when he talked about how he quote "beat the hell" out of Zwicker.

In another police interview, Young's cousin Cassie told police that Gouker claimed he had nothing to do with Young's death and Young showed her a baseball bat with blood on it.

A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation of Gouker. His trial date has been set for April.
Young's attorney was pushing to keep his trial scheduled for next month.

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