(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) After two teenagers were tried as adults following an alleged hit-and-run homicide of a Las Vegas bicyclist, one of them mocked the United States justice system, suggesting that he’d be out within a month, KLAS reported.
Jesus Ayala, 17 at the time of the homicides, faces 18 counts including murder.
Ayala, who has a history of juvenile crimes, was the suspected driver behind the wheel of a stolen care used to intentionally strike and kill Andreas Probst, a retired police chief who happened to by bicycling on the side of the road.
After being taken into custody, he showed no apparent remorse and told the police that they could do nothing to stop him.
“You think this juvenile [expletive] is gonna do some [expletive]? I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you,” he said. “It’s just ah, [expletive] ah, hit-and-run — slap on the wrist.”
Ayala was joined in the car by Jzamir Keys, 16, who is facing three charges. In a video of the hit-and-run, Keys can allegedly be heard egging on Ayala.
According to police, Probst was the third victim of the two teenagers’s crime spree.
They hit a 72-year-old man, who survived the incident, earlier that morning. They also stole four cars.
In the wake of their monstrous crimes, the mothers of both teenagers lamented the ways of their sons, the Daily Mail reported.
Ayala’s mother said she wasn’t sure what her son’s motives were, nor whether he can be forgiven.
“I don’t know why he did this,” she said. “I don’t know if God can forgive this.”
The role of Keys, who was detained by the police later on, is less clear, hiw mother insisted.
“My son’s side of the story will be told—‘the truth’—not the inaccuracies the media will try to portray,” she said.
He is believed to have been behind the wheel in the incident earlier in the day, which was recorded by Ayala.
The pair will appear again in court on Sept. 26.
According to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, it is standard procedure for dangerous criminals like Keys and Ayala to be kept in custody.
“The determination of whether somebody should remain in custody is based upon whether they’re a flight risk or a danger to the community,” Wolfson said.
“I believe they’re potentially both,” he added. “They have certainly proved that they are dangerous.”