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Published September 04, 2012, 04:22 PM

Trial for St. Michael man charged with killing 2 kids delayed

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A trial for a man accused of killing two children on the Spirit Lake Nation has been delayed.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A trial for a man accused of killing two children on the Spirit Lake Nation has been delayed.

Valentino James Bagola of St. Michael has pleaded not guilty to four counts in the killings of 9-year-old Destiny Jane Shaw and 6-year-old Travis Lee DuBois Jr. He is accused of striking and stabbing the children numerous times sometime during May 18 and May 21 of last year.

Bagola's trial was scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Grand Forks on Sept. 25, but the Grand Forks Herald reports that it has been pushed back to April of next year.

Prosecutor Chris Myers says both sides agreed to a delay because of the complexity of the case.

Myers says Bagola has waived his right to a speedy trial.

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