Sentencing Set For Spirit Lake Killings
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted in the brutal killings of two children on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation is facing life in prison without parole.
A federal jury in September found Valentino "Tino" Bagola guilty for the May 2011 slayings of 9-year-old Destiny Shaw-Dubois and her 6-year-old brother, Travis DuBois Jr., of St. Michael.
Investigators say the victims were stabbed a total of 100 times.
The case is one of two high-profile indictments involving the deaths of children on the reservation. Last month, a Spirit Lake woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for throwing a child down an embankment.
The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs took over control of the tribe's child social services about a year ago.
Sentencing for Bagola is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday in Fargo.