Teen gets probation, stayed prison sentence in fatal Burnsville racing crash

A 19-year-old who was involved in a fatal crash that happened while he was drag racing with his sister in Burnsville in 2021 has been sentenced.

Monday, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office said Leon Bond was sentenced to probation until he turns 21 with several conditions, including a long-term placement at the Red Wing Correctional Facility. However, his 25-year prison sentence was stayed because the proceedings are under extended juvenile jurisdiction rather than adult court.

Bond was 17 on April 4, 2021, when he was drag racing with his sister, Camille Dennis-Bond, on County Road 42 in Burnsville. The ensuing crash killed 22-year-old Tayler Nicole Garza, of Woodbury, and 22-year-old Dalton Lee Ford, of Burnsville.

Prosecutors say they moved to have Bond certified as an adult but the judge denied that and it was kept under extended juvenile jurisdiction.

As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Bond pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of third-degree murder.

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 the morning of March 24.