A pair of teens accused of killing a former police chief laughed and flipped off the victim’s family in court this week.
Before the start of a hearing in Las Vegas on Tuesday, the widow and daughter of former Bell, Calif. police chief Andreas Probst said Jesus Ayala, 18, and Jzamir Keys, 16, laughed at them and flipped them off.
“It just makes him look bad,” wife Crystal Probst told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“These guys did not respect the court whatsoever,” the victim’s daughter, Taylor Probst, told News3LV. “They were just dicking around the entire time.”
Ayala and Keys are facing murder charges in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed Andreas Probst, 66, in August. They were also charged with attempted murder, failing to stop at the scene of a crash, battery, residential burglary, grand larceny of a vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Both have pleaded not guilty ahead of their mid-September trial.
According to police, the two teens stole several vehicles during a crime spree that they videotaped. One video shows Probst being mowed down while riding a bicycle in what appears to have been an intentional act.
“How can you sit there after taking a man’s life and act like such an entitled p—-k?” Taylor Probst said, regarding the teens’ behavior in court and in the videos.
The widow and daughter told the Review-Journal they would not be intimidated and planned to continue attending the court appearances.
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