Nevada teens accused of attacking, killing mother as she fought back for 30 minutes
KSNV / Nye County
Dakota Saldivar, Michael Wilson

By Ashley Forest, KSNV

LAS VEGAS -- (KSNV) -- Two teens are behind bars after Nye County deputies say they stabbed their mother to death.

On July 30, the Nye County Sheriff's Office received a missing-person report on 46-year-old Dawn Liebig. When deputies responded to the 6300 block of Wedgewood Street in Pahrump, they encountered 17-year-old Dakota Saldivar and 17-year-old Michael Wilson.

The teens initially provided a statement to police that Liebig simply disappeared and they had not heard from her. During additional interviews, the juveniles then claimed that Liebig was suicidal and asked them to assist her in suicide. They reported that at her request, she asked for them to stab her to death.

"One of the juveniles led detectives to a shallow grave in the desert where the body of Dawn Liebig was discovered. The other juvenile led detectives to the general area of the murder weapons," said Nye County Sergeant Adam Tippets. "The juveniles told us they waited until she fell asleep, then attacked her. They recounted stabbing and bludgeoning their mother. They also told us that this attack lasted approximately half an hour while Liebig fought for her life."

Dakota Saldivar and Michael Wilson were arrested for Open Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Domestic Battery with Deadly Weapon.

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