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Published March 22, 2013, 09:57 AM

North Dakota murder suspect wants statements suppressed

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of abusing and killing two children on the Spirit Lake Reservation two years ago have asked a federal judge to suppress statements he made to FBI agents when he was arrested last summer.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of abusing and killing two children on the Spirit Lake Reservation two years ago have asked a federal judge to suppress statements he made to FBI agents when he was arrested last summer.

Nineteen-year-old Valentino Bagola, of St. Michael, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the deaths of 9-year-old Destiny Shaw and her 6-year-old brother, Travis Dubois Jr. Their mother found their bodies on May 21, 2011, beneath a mattress at the home she had once shared with the siblings' father.

Prosecutors say Bagola told FBI agents he sexually assaulted the girl and stabbed the boy. Defense attorney Christopher Lancaster says FBI agents obtained statements from Bagola inappropriately. The FBI disputes that.

The Grand Forks Herald reports Bagola awaits a September trial.

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