Earlier today, 17-year-old Garrett Matthew Mason appeared in court on first-degree murder charges for the deaths of 14-year-old Kylie M. Leyva and 18-year-old Anne E. Reed. Mason faces two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action.
Police believe Mason fatally stabbed the teenage girls Sunday evening in Nevada, Missouri, 95 miles south of Kansas City. Mason was arrested hours after the girls' bodies were found at Reed's home, 618 North Cedar St. (Mason lives only a few houses away).
Rumors in the tiny town claim Mason had a "hit list." The Springfield News-Leader quotes a probable cause statement saying witnesses saw Mason leave Reed's house "splattered with blood" and one of the girls said Mason had stabbed them.
So who is Garrett Matthew Mason? A search of Garrett Mason's name and Nevada, Missouri returns one profile.
MySpace profile says he's single, straight and a studnet at Nevada High
School. He'd like to meet the members of rap-rock band Korn and someone named "Bam,"
presumably skateboarder Bam Margera. He's played a lot of the online
game "Mobsters" and "Mafia Wars." His interests include:
"i like to sk8 board, bike any thang that is fun like
football, basketball, baseball, any sport or contact sport i like to lay
Mason writes that he hates reading and doesn't watch much TV but when he
does, he watches MTV. He doesn't have many heroes but likes his family
"prity mutch ... expecially my dad he is my bigist hearo!!" Mason's
spelling, not ours.
Under movies, he writes:
i like thriling movies, creepy movies, rocky,jackass #2 and 1 the bothMason's photos also show him with a bottle of Jack Daniels.
good i also like action movies well any thang that is good and can
catch my attention witch is not hard.