Two Plead Not Guilty in iPad Killing Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two men pleaded not guilty to felony conspiracy, robbery and murder charges in the death of a Las Vegas high school student who authorities say was dragged beneath the wheels of a getaway vehicle and killed when he refused to let go of his iPad.

Michael Samuel Solid and Jacob Robert "Jake" Dismont were represented by new attorneys at their arraignment Thursday in Clark County District Court in the May 16 death of 15-year-old Marcos Vicente Arenas.

The 21-year-old Solid and 18-year-old Dismont pleaded not guilty. They could face life in prison if they're convicted.

Police call the case a fatal example of grab-and-run computer thefts sometimes dubbed "Apple picking."

A prosecutor alleges that Solid and Dismont ambushed the younger Arenas on his way home from nearby Bonanza High School.

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