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January 31, 2015

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Suspects in iPad-related death to be represented by public defenders


Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Michael Samuel Solid, left, and Jacob Dismont are in custody for the May 17, 2013, death of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas during an apparent iPad robbery.

The pair accused of killing a teen while stealing his iPad last week briefly appeared Tuesday morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Public defenders were appointed to represent both Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Samuel Solid, 21, during the appearance, court officials said. Dismont and Solid each have been charged with counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and murder with use of a deadly weapon, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

The men were arrested Sunday in connection with the death of 15-year-old Marcos Vincente Arenas, a freshman at Bonanza High School. Metro Police say the suspects followed Arenas for a few minutes Thursday afternoon before Dismont attempted to steal the boy's iPad near Charleston Boulevard and Scholl Drive.

Dismont struggled with Arenas before getting into the passenger seat of an SUV driven by Solid, according to an arrest report. As the vehicle pulled away, it ran over Arenas, who later died at University Medical Center.

Solid and Dismont will return to court 8 a.m. Thursday for a hearing, where attorneys will address bail and a date for a preliminary hearing will be set.

Solid and Dismont, a standout baseball player at Sierra Vista High School, remain in custody at the Clark County Detention Center without bail, according to jail records.

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