A shocking incident occurred during a recent court hearing involving two teenage boys charged with intentionally running over a retired police chief in Las Vegas. Jesus Ayala, 18, and Jzamir Keys, 16, displayed a complete lack of remorse and a disturbing level of disrespect for the victim’s family during the proceedings.
Upon entering the courtroom, Ayala and Keys initially tried to hide their identities from cameras by covering their faces. Subsequently, they appeared to cover their mouths in an attempt to suppress their laughter. This behavior, coupled with their subsequent smirking and flipping off of the victim’s family, left those in attendance appalled.
The two teenagers were charged with murder and are being tried as adults, despite being minors at the time of the incident. The victim’s family condemned their actions, expressing disbelief at the teens’ entitlement and lack of remorse.
During the hearing, Ayala’s public defender, David Westbrook, was seen apparently laughing alongside the teen. This further added to the distress felt by the Probst family, who were already deeply affected by the tragic loss of their loved one.
Their behavior continued as Ayala and Keys, whose hands were cuffed to a “belly chain,” smirked at the victim’s family while leaving the courtroom. The clear lack of remorse displayed by the defendants was met with an unwavering response from Crystal Probst, the victim’s widow, who remained unfazed by their attempts to intimidate.
This disturbing incident raises questions about the influence of media attention on the trial and the ability to find fair jurors. However, the victim’s family believes that the teenagers’ upbringing played a significant role in their actions and ultimate lack of empathy.
It is a solemn reminder that this case not only involves the tragedy of a retired police chief losing his life but also highlights the importance of instilling values and a sense of responsibility in young individuals. The families of both Ayala and Keys must confront the reality that they failed their children, contributing to the life-altering consequences now facing them.