Posted on October 28, 2023

Teens Accused of Killing Retired Police Chief Laugh, Flip Off Victim’s Family in Court

Nicholas McEntyre, New York Post, October 25, 2023

Two Las Vegas teens accused of fatally running over a retired police chief laughed at each other, smiled, and seemingly flipped off their victim’s family during a court hearing earlier this week.

Jesus Ayala, 18, and Jzamir Keys, 16, were back in court on Tuesday more than two months after they allegedly recorded themselves intentionally plowing into Andreas Probst, a 64-year-old retired police chief, who was out on a morning bike ride.

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 teens, who were both minors when Probst was killed, were charged with murder and are being tried as adults.

Probst’s family slammed the teens’ appalling actions, saying they “really had no remorse.”

“How can you sit there after taking a man’s life, and act like such an entitled p—k?” Taylor Probst, Andreas’ 27-year-old daughter, told reporters outside the courthouse. {snip}

Ayala’s public defender, David Westbrook, also appeared to be laughing alongside the teen in the courtroom on Tuesday, video from KTNV shows.


“They were just trying to mad-dog us and intimidate us, which didn’t work,” Taylor Probst added.

Ayala and Keys, with their hands cuffed to a “belly chain,” turned to the gallery and smirked at the Probst family as they left the courtroom.

Crystal Probst, wearing her late husband’s damaged Apple Watch, remained unfazed by the deadly duo’s intimidation tactics.

“It just makes him look bad,” she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, saying Ayala pointed his middle finger toward her.