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UPDATE: Man receives life in prison with possibility of parole in iPad murder

Posted at 11:52 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 22:09:59-04

LATEST: A jury delivered the verdict for Michael Solid Thursday of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

UPDATE: On Aug. 31, Michael Solid was found guilty on all counts, including first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and murder with a deadly weapon.

He faces the possibility of life without parole.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A murder trial is now underway for one of the men charged with killing a teenage boy over an iPad.

Michael Solid is facing robbery and murder with a deadly weapon charges.

Prosecutors say back in May 2013, 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was walking down the street near Charleston Boulevard near Torrey Pines with his iPad when two men pulled up alongside him.

One of the men jumped out and attempted to take the iPad out of the teenager's hands.

However, Arenas would not let go and was dragged back to the SUV. The teen was ran over after the man jumped back into the vehicle and took off.

The incident happened during a time when multiple thefts of Apple products began happening around the nation. The trend even earned a name -- "Apple picking."

The local police departments issued several warnings to the public after Arenas died.

Jacob Dismont, who was a baseball player at Sierra Vista High School, and Michael Solid were arrested for the crime.

Arenas attended Bonanza High School at the time of his death.