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Leviathon Dipman will serve three years probation


A Vernon County man will serve three years supervised probation for his part in a 2009 double murder.


Prosecutor Lynn Ewing originally charged Leviathon Dipman, 20 of Nevada, with two counts of first degree murder, but amended those charges to second degree assault.


In May 2009, Kylie Leyva, 14, and Anne Reed, 18, were stabbed multiple times inside Reed's Nevada apartment.  Leyva was able to get out of the apartment and ran to a neighbors where she named Garrett Matthew Mason as her attacker before dying.

Kylie Leyva (l) and Anne "Annie" Reed


In March of 2011, Mason, 20 of Nevada, pleaded guilty to second degree murder for killing his classmates and was sentenced to two life terms.  Those sentences will be served concurrently (at the same time.)

Garrett Matthew Mason is serving a life sentence for Leyva and Reed's murders


Ewing said, "It was highly unlikely we would have been able to prove first-degree murder in the case against Lipman.  What it came down to was the issue of whether he was actively involved in aiding and abetting in the murders or just involved in stupid teenage talk and encouraging Mason to kill the girls.  I worked with the girls' parents and they realized he wasn't criminally responsible, but agreed he needed to admit that his stupidity played a part in the deaths of their daughters."

No further charges are expected to be filed against anyone else in connection to Leyva and Reed's murder, according to Ewing.

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