Two Las Vegas teens who allegedly brutally ran over and killed a retired police chief made their appearance in court, laughing and joking while flipping off the victim’s family.
(Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas)
Andreas Probst was a 64-year-old retired police chief. A video shows Probst riding his bike over two months ago when the duo allegedly targeted him and then plowed him down, leaving Probst in the street where he fell. He died at the hospital from his injuries.
A court hearing was held on Tuesday where Jesus Ayala, 18, and Jzamir Keys, 16, appeared with their public defender in front of a judge. They hid their faces while arrogantly acting as if the whole thing was some kind of delusional joke.
“The teens’ antics began when they sat down for the hearing in Clark County court, covering the right side of their faces to hide themselves from the cameras before appearing to cover their mouths to suppress their laughter,” the New York Post reported.
The boys were both minors when the police chief was killed, but are being charged with murder as adults.
The 2 teens who murdered retired police officer Andreas Probst (while they live-streamed it) were in court today
They were laughing, joking around, and flipped off the officer’s family pic.twitter.com/iwoJHBNtMN
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 24, 2023
Probst’s family was enraged by their appalling behavior and total lack of remorse in court.
“These guys did not respect the court whatsoever,” the victim’s daughter, Taylor Probst, Andreas’ 27-year-old daughter, told KSNV. “They were just f***ing around the entire time. They were flipping us off. How can you sit there after taking a man’s life and act like such an entitled pr*ck? They really had no remorse, that this is just a game to them.”
The public defender, David Westbrook, was also photographed yucking it up with the defendants in the courtroom. He was incensed that he found out about the video of the incident by watching TV because the video was posted online and was not part of discovery. The TV station got it through a public records request, making it apparent that Westbrook did not do his due diligence in the case.
Westbrook seems very concerned with all the media attention his clients are getting and the possibility it will taint the jury pool, preventing a fair trial. That sentiment angered the police chief’s widow.
Teens facing murder for killing of retired police chief Andreas Probst back in court for trial date setting.
— Jaewon Jung (@jaewonnews) October 24, 2023
“It was your people who put it in the media first, your clients are the ones that put that on social media,” Crystal Probst informed him concerning footage the two teens reportedly took of the horrific incident.
“They were just trying to mad-dog us and intimidate us, which didn’t work,” Taylor Probst remarked.
Both of the teens leered and smirked at the Probst family as they lurched out of the courtroom in chains.
The wife still wears her late husband’s broken Apple Watch he was wearing when he was killed. Their antics did not affect her in the least.
Here are some charges against them, to be honest with their age, I never imagined they could be so malicious.
Jesus Ayala, 18, and Jzamir Keys, 16, were indicted by a grand jury for an hours-long crime spree where they allegedly stole multiple cars, intentionally hit another… pic.twitter.com/JgX9eJA2tT
— Malganis (@Malganis0202) October 25, 2023
“It just makes him look bad,” she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview. She claimed Ayala flipped her off.
The boys evidently feel they will get a slap on the wrist for the murder. When Ayala was taken into custody he told the police he would be out in a month. That turned out to not be the case.
“You think this juvenile [expletive] is gonna do some [expletive]? I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you,” Ayala bragged as he was arrested in September.
“In bodycam footage released Monday, the 18-year-old asked the officer whether the crash was ‘really that serious,'” the New York Post noted.
“You think I might come out on the news?”
New video showing 18-year-old Jesus Ayala joking around with a Metro officer in a police car during his arrest for the killing of retired police chief Andreas Probst. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/utvl5QbpjD
— Jaewon Jung (@jaewonnews) October 23, 2023
“Is it really that serious, like for real, over supposedly me crashing a car?” Ayala asked the officer who arrested him.
The teen seemed very interested in getting media attention for his actions.
“You think I’m gonna come out on the news?” Ayala went on to ask.
“It won’t be for anything good, it won’t make your mama proud,” the officer told him.
Taylor Probst is blaming the boys’ families for their actions.
“A multitude of different people failed, but I think ultimately the parents on all ends. They’re the ones that failed,” she asserted.
— Denise Rosch (@DRoschNews3LV) October 24, 2023
A trial date for the two teens was set for Sept. 16, 2024, almost a year from now.
Both Ayala and Keys have entered not-guilty pleas. If they are convicted of murder, they face a maximum sentence of 20 years to life in prison rather than the death penalty, as they were minors at the time of the alleged crime under Nevada law.
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