(TotalConservative.com) – A teenager accused of intentionally running over a senior retired chief of police in Las Vegas bragged to officers that he would only receive a “slap on the wrist” and then be released within a month.
The driver, who is now 18, and his 16-year-old passenger recorded the murder themselves last month during a crime spree in Las Vegas while riding around in a Hyundai Elantra, which they stole. The two suspects were arraigned in Clark County on Tuesday and face a long list of felony charges, including murder for mowing down 64-year-old Andreas Probst, a retired police chief. Probst was thrown nearly 100 feet before he struck the pavement.
The driver, who was 17 at the time, was arrested the same day of the killing and allegedly boasted to a police officer that he wouldn’t be punished very harshly for the crime. On the police body camera footage, the teenager can be heard saying that he’ll “be out in 30 days.” He also said a “hit and run” would only result in a “slap on the wrist,” which was also an admission as the teen was only facing obstruction charges for fleeing law enforcement, not for the hit and run.
The accomplice, who is only 16 and shared the footage of the murder on social media, wasn’t caught until last week. Police found out the video began circulating amongst students at a Las Vegas high school.
Probst wasn’t the first person struck. Before him, the two suspects ran over another cyclist, who was 72. The man hit the ground and injured his knee but survived. They also sideswiped another car before spotting Probst and running him over.
The two teens will be tried as adults. The oldest is due to return to court on October 1 for a hearing and the younger one on November 8. If convicted, they could face anywhere from 20 years to a life sentence in prison. Because they were younger than 18 when the crime occurred, they won’t face the death penalty, according to Nevada state law.
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