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April 19, 2014

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Lawyers appointed for suspects in fatal iPad robbery

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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.

LAS VEGAS — Two men will remain jailed without bail pending another court appearance in the death of a teenage boy who police say fell beneath the wheels of their vehicle when he refused to give up his iPad.

A judge on Tuesday appointed attorneys to represent 21-year-old Michael Samuel Solid and 18-year-old Jacob "Jake" Dismont.

Another hearing was set Thursday to consider bail amounts and pick a date for a preliminary hearing on felony murder, robbery and conspiracy charges that could draw life in prison.

Solid and Dismont said they might be able to hire lawyers.

Both were arrested Saturday in the Thursday slaying of 15-year-old Marcos Vicente Arenas.

Police say Arenas tried to hold onto his iPad when Dismont grabbed for it and jumped into a moving SUV driven by Solid.

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