Jesus Ayala and Jzamir Keys Wiki – Biography
Jesus Ayala, 17, and Jzamir Keys, 16, were arrested last month when they recorded themselves hitting Andreas Probst, 64, who was riding a bicycle on a neighborhood street, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. A judge ruled Wednesday that the teens will face their charges as adults. The two mothers, who remained anonymous, went in different directions when asked about their son’s disturbing actions. “I don’t know why he did this,” Ayala’s mother told KLAS. “I don’t know if God can forgive this.” The 17-year-old was allegedly driving the Hyundai Elantra on August 14 when they encountered Probst. Ayala can be heard in the horrifying video asking Keys if he was “ready” before the two began laughing as the latter says, “Yeah, hit his ass.” The car hit the defenseless cyclist, throwing him onto the hood of the vehicle and leaving him to die on the side of the road. Ayala was arrested the day of the deadly hit-and-run, but it took police five weeks to catch Keys, who was caught on a surveillance camera wearing a mask at the time.
Jesus Ayala, 17, and Jzamir Keys, 16, years old.
Keys was caught on video he recorded, of which a school resource officer alerted police that he received the video from a student. “My son’s side of the story, ‘the truth,’ will be told, not the inaccuracies that the media will try to portray,” Keys’ mother told the outlet via text message. The two face charges of murder with a deadly weapon, assault and attempted murder, Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Watson said at both teens’ court hearings Wednesday, according to the Review-Journal. During his appearance in Family Court on Wednesday, Keys was attended by two family members who cried during the hearing. Before allegedly killing Probst, the two teens had gone on a small crime spree. They are accused of running over a 72-year-old man, ramming another vehicle and stealing four cars that day. Keys is believed to have been the driver of the first hit-and-run, police said at a news conference Tuesday, according to CBS. Probst’s family said Tuesday that he believes the senseless killing was caused by the effect “social media has on our youth,” not his 35 years in law enforcement. Probst was police chief in Bell, California, before retiring in 2009 and moving to Las Vegas. “Andy’s life was stolen by two individuals who did not believe the lives of others mattered,” his daughter Taylor said, calling her father a “man of honor and integrity.”