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Funeral Held for Teen Killed in IPad Theft

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Marcos Arenas Marcos Arenas

LAS VEGAS -- A family is in awe of how many lives their son touched.

The funeral for Marcos Arenas, a 15-year-old boy apparently killed over an iPad was held Friday.

Marcos was a freshman at Bonanza High School. The church was flooded with young friends.

Mourners said Marcos was friends with everyone. Children who knew him said he was always the one who tried to cheer up everybody.

They said he will be sorely missed.

Friends leaned on each other for support, many never experiencing a death in their young lives.

"This is such a big loss, because he was special to everybody, and everyone around him," said Vivian Mora, of Garside Choir. Marcos was in the choir during his middle school years.

"To have this happen suddenly, I think everyone's still in shock," Vivian said.

But through tears, they talked about fond memories.

"My memories of him is that day at Disneyland, because that was special for both of us," said Michelle Chuahap, of Garside Choir.

Marcos was on the volleyball team and planned to try out for football.

Friends at his funeral mass at Saint Francis de Sales said he got along with just about everyone.

"He's funny and he makes all weird noises, and at the very end of the night he gets grumpy because he didn't get sleep the night before," Michelle said.

And while they say it's a sad day, they couldn't help but smile when thinking about him.

"He was like the kid that everyone wants to see," said Ronnie Beaner, Marcos' friend at Bonanza. "He's funny, he's fun to be around, he's athletic, he's the kind of kid you'll never see just sitting there. He's always doing something."

The services were made possible by an outpouring of support, including the casket which was donated.

Friends said the community looked out for the family in their time of need, the same way Marcos looked out for them.

The men accused of killing Marcos are facing murder and robbery charges. No bail has been set for Jacob Dismont, 18, or Michael Solid, 21. They are ordered to appear back in court June 7.

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