Jacob Dismont, left, and Michael Solid, right, appeared in court for an initial hearing on May 21, 2013.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Two men charged in the theft of an iPad that resulted in a teens death appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on Thursday.
Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, face charges of open murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection to the death of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas on May 16.
A judge set no bail for the two in court on Thursday. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 7.
The men are accused of taking Marcos' iPad and running him over with a sport-utility vehicle as they fled, according to Las Vegas Metro police.
The suspects appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court on Tuesday where they were appointed legal counsel. A judge held off on determining bail for the two.
According to Metro, an anonymous tip led detectives to the two men after security video images were released to the public of a person matching Solid's description as well as the suspect vehicle.
Marcos' father Ivan said he lives paycheck to paycheck and doesn't blame his son for holding onto his present.
"To be honest with you," said Ivan Arenas. "I would have been here tugging right along with him."
While many of Marcos' family and friends were in the courtroom sobbing, Marcos' father wasn't there. He said his focus is on burying his son and trying to live life without him.
"He was such a good little boy," said Ivan Arenas. "His whole life was his school, sports, friends and family. Since we don't have Marcos, we can all hold onto each other and continue to fight for him. He fought to the end and he wouldn't forgive me if I don't fight."
Both suspects denied involvement in the incident, according to a Las Vegas Metro police report. They are being held at Clark County Detention Center.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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