Teen charged in fatal Burnsville racing crash pleads guilty to murder

A 19-year-old has pleaded guilty in connection to a fatal crash that happened while he was drag racing his sister in Burnsville in 2021.

Tuesday, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced that Leon Bond pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder.

The crash killed 22-year-old Tayler Nicole Garza, of Woodbury, and 22-year-old Dalton Lee Ford, of Burnsville.

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His sister, Camille Dennis-Bond, was convicted of two counts of third-degree murder as well as criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation last month. She’s scheduled to be sentenced on March 24.

Prosecutors sought to have Bond, who was 17 at the time of the crash, certified as an adult. However, the judge denied that and ordered the case to proceed under extended juvenile jurisdiction. His sentencing is now scheduled for Jan. 23.