FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Fargo trial's winding down for a man accused of killing two children on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

Closing arguments are Thursday in the case of 20-year-old Valentino "Tino" Bagola.

He's charged with 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.

Authorities allege that Bagola stabbed the children to death after he sexually assaulted the girl, and that he did so because he was angry at their father but couldn't find him.

The defense alleges that the children's father, Travis Dubois Sr., killed them. He denies the claim.

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