On Monday, further charges were added to the slaying of a former Southern California police chief as he rode his bicycle on a roadway in Las Vegas. The slaying was caught on tape, and the prosecutors decided to add the new counts.
At least three hit-and-run accidents took place on the morning of August 14, according to the police, including the collision that the police believe was intentionally caused to take the life of Andreas “Andy” Probst, who was 64 years old. Tuesday is the day when the two young people, who are now 18 and 16, are expected to show up in court. The identities of the adolescents will not be disclosed by the Associated Press due to the fact that they are still minors. In 2009, Probst resigned from his position as police chief of Bell, California, which is a suburb of Los Angeles.
According to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, the young man, who is just 18 years old, has been charged with attempted murder, battery with a dangerous weapon, fleeing the scene of an accident, and possession of a stolen vehicle. All of these charges stem from an incident in which the victim was attacked with a firearm.
When the accusation of assault with a weapon was added, the suspect, who was just 16 years old at the time, was already charged with murder and attempted murder.
David Westbrook, the public defender representing the senior defendant, chose not to comment on the latest charges. According to what Westbrook has indicated, his client was just 17 years old when he was taken into custody a month ago.
On Friday, the younger adolescent made their initial appearance in court without the representation of an attorney. When he appears in court on Tuesday, he will most likely have an attorney appointed to defend him.
“The behavior that was exhibited by (the) defendants… is outrageous and cannot be tolerated in this community,” Wolfson said in a statement. “The defendants”
These young offenders are not eligible for the death sentence under any circumstances. According to the laws of Nevada, the maximum sentence for a person who is found guilty of murdering someone before they reached 18 is anything from 20 years to life in state prison.
According to the police, the juveniles were operating a stolen Hyundai sedan that had earlier hit and left the scene after hitting with a biker who was 72 years old, a Toyota Corolla, and then Probst.
The video was shot from the perspective of the front passenger seat, and it shows the young people laughing and chatting just before to the moment when the automobile started moving toward Probst and collided with the bike. After having his body crushed into the car’s hood and windshield, Probst can be seen laying on the ground near to the curb as the camera pans out to see this.
On the same day, the 18-year-old was brought into custody by law enforcement. The police stated that they were able to discover about the video’s dissemination at a high school the previous week, and they issued an announcement looking for the video’s producer, who is 16 years old.