Jesus Ayala, 18, and Jzamir Keys, 16, the 2 teenagers charged with a hit-and-run that led to the loss of life of a retired police chief, Andreas Probst, in Las Vegas, had been seen deriding the sufferer’s household in a latest courtroom session to set their trial date.
The 2 teenagers, who’re each being charged as adults had been seen stifling laughter, and flipping off the sufferer’s household whereas ready for the session to begin on Tuesday, October 25. At a sure level, the teenager’s public defender David Westbrook was additionally seen laughing alongside his shopper Jesus Ayala.
The video comes within the wake of the not too long ago launched physique cam footage the place Ayala was heard boasting to the police that he can be out of jail in 30 days as he was a juvenile on the time of the crime.
“I’ll be out in 30 days. Watch, I wager you.” Ayala stated earlier than including, “It’s simply f*****g hit-and-run, slap on the wrist.”
Ayala and Keys are accused of mowing down a 64-year-old retired police chief, Andreas Probst, with their automotive whereas he was on a morning bike trip on August 14, 2023. Keys reportedly filmed the disturbing video that confirmed the 2 laughing earlier than deliberately hitting Probst. Shortly earlier than hitting Probst, the teenagers are accused of hitting and injuring a 72-year-old bicycle owner.
On Tuesday, Jesus Ayala and Jzamir Keys had been indicted on fees of homicide, tried homicide, failing to cease on the scene of a crash, battery, residential housebreaking, grand larceny of a automobile and possession of a stolen automobile, based on the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal.
Netizens react as Jesus Ayala’s lawyer laughs throughout retired police chief, Andreas Probst’s homicide trial
The video exhibiting the alleged teenage killers lawyer laughing through the murdered retired police officer’s listening to has triggered a wave of criticism and prompted a social media consumer to remark, “Despicable. That is the state of the world, in a snapshot.” In the meantime, one other netizen slammed the youngsters and questioned, “How may you’ve gotten such little worth for a human life?”
A number of others additionally criticized the general public defender, who was seen laughing along with his shopper.
“That is probably the most shameful factor at present; he, being a lawyer, can giggle within the face of the struggling of the sufferer’s household. It looks as if he is been pocketing a good amount of cash for that smile. Can we put him in the identical cell as that child?”
The retired police chief’s widow and daughter, Crystal Probst, 60 and Taylor Probst 27, informed reporters that they noticed the teenagers’ derisive habits in courtroom and felt that they had been attempting to intimidate the household.
“How are you going to sit there after taking a person’s life and act like such an entitled p****s?” Taylor Probst stated after Tuesday’s listening to. “They actually had no regret, that that is only a sport to them.”
As Jesus Ayala, Jzamir Keys and their lawyer continued to courtroom criticism, a trial date was set for September 16, 2024.
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Edited by Anushree Madappa