Terrence Zwicker aka Trey Zwicker, 14, was found dead in a ditch behind Liberty High School in Louisville, KY, in 2011. His stepfather, Joshua Gouker and his biological son, Joshua Young, were arrested for the murder, according to HLN.
The following is a trial timeline in the case of Terrence ‘Trey’ Zwicker
The night of the murder
Tuesday night, May 10:
Amanda Mcfarland sends her son, Trey Zwicker, back to bed after she sees him attempting to sneak out of the house late that night.
She has sex with her husband Joshua Gouker. The two leave the home in the middle of the night to buy cigarettes. When the two return home, they film themselves having sex again.
Amanda Mcfarland falls asleep.
The next day
Wednesday, May 11:
That morning, Amanda finds Trey’s backpack. She is unable to make contact with him by phone.
In the afternoon, she is told by police that a dead body has been found in a ditch.
Terrence ‘Trey’ Zwicker, a Seneca High School teen, is found dead behind Liberty High School. His body is discovered by a student during a class break.
Thursday, May 12:
Zwicker’s family pleads with the public for information regarding his death.
Sunday, May 15:
Friends and family of Trey Zwicker attend his funeral at Evergreen Funeral Home. Police are still looking for clues that might lead to a suspect in his death.
ABC News-11, reports that Trey Zwicker’s mother, Amanda Campbell aka Amanda McFarland, has filed an order of protection against her present husband, Joshua Gouker. The report indicates that Gouker is a dangerous man with a violent past. Amanda Campbell suspects that her husband had something to do with her son’s murder.
Joshua Gouker and his son, Joshua Young, are apprehended and arrested in Birmingham, Al, on weapons charges. The Amber alert issued for Joshua Young is cancelled, according to ABC News-11.
Joshua Gouker pleads guilty to the weapons charge.
Joshua Young, Trey Zwicker’s 15-year-old stepbrother, is arrested for his murder.
Joshua Gouker is released from the Birmingham jail in error.
Police find Joshua Gouker. He is immediately arrested and placed in the county jail.
Stepbrother, Joshua Young, is formally charged with murder.
In an interview with police, Joshua tells them that his father Joshua Gouker gave him weed every time he visited but upon moving in with him, they smoked Marijuana together everyday.
He told police that his dad also gave weed to Trey Zwicker.
July 26: Joshua Young is charged with complicity to murder. His father, Joshua Gouker, is charged with murder.
Joshua Young pleads not guilty.
Joshua Gouker pleads guilty to murder.
Friday, July 26:
Joshua Gouker is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his stepson, Terrence Zwicker III, reports WDRB News.
Joshua Young is on trial. Jury selection begins.
July 31: The prosecution makes their opening statements in the trial of Joshua Young.
August 1: Amanda Mcfarland testifies that she was with her husband Joshua Gouker on the night of the murder. This testimony gives Gouker an alibi.
August 8: The jury finds Joshua Young not guilty. He is acquitted.
In an interview with Dr. Drew, Amanda Mcfarland’s mother, Shelly Stewart, states that she didn’t understand why her daughter “is the way she is,” and that her daughter is “all about Amanda.” She goes on to say that her daughter has liked Josh Gouker since she was 13 years old, and he has been a “pain in [her] behind” ever since.”