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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Jury chosen in trial of Bagola Spirit Lake child killings

  • Federal jurors have been seated in Fargo for the trial of a man accused of killing two Spirit Lake Nation children.
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  • Federal jurors have been seated in Fargo for the trial of a man accused of killing two Spirit Lake Nation children.
    The Forum reports opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday in the trial of 20-year-old Valentino "Tino" Bagola.
    He's charged with four counts of murder for the May 2011 slayings of 9-year-old Destiny Jane Shaw-Dubois and her 6-year-old brother, Travis Lee DuBois Jr., in St. Michael. Their mother found their bodies under a mattress at the home she had once shared with the sibling's father.
    The father, Travis DuBois Sr., pleaded guilty to public intoxication and reckless endangerment, but he was never charged in the children's deaths. He is listed as a witness against Bagola.
    Bagola faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted.

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