LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – An attorney for one of a pair of teens charged with running down a cyclist and killing him while recording it plans to file a motion seeking to separate the matter into two different cases.

Jesus Ayala and Jzamir Keys were 17 and 16 years old at the time of the incident and they appeared in Clark County District Court on April 9. Ayala’s public defender informed the court that he is planning to file a motion within two weeks to sever the case.

A trial date has been set for two Las Vegas teens charged in the hit-and-run killing of a bicyclist.

Ayala and Keys were charged as adults and have entered not-guilty pleas to multiple felonies, including murder, battery and grand larceny of an automobile. Las Vegas police have tied the teens to the alleged hit-and-run on August 14, 2023 that killed cyclist Andreas “Andy” Probst, a 64-year-old retired former police chief from the city of Bell, California, who was pedaling along the side of a road when he was hit.

Video shot from the front passenger seat of an allegedly stolen vehicle shows the car approaching Probst from behind on an otherwise traffic-free road. AP reported that male voices can be heard laughing as the vehicle steers toward Probst and rams the bicycle.

Arguments for the motion to sever will be heard in Clark County District Court on May 7.


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