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Published September 03, 2013, 09:21 PM

Trial starts for Spirit Lake murder

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) - The murder trial started today for a man accused of murdering two children in Spirit Lake.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Devils Lake, ND (WDAY TV) - The murder trial started today for a man accused of murdering two children in Spirit Lake.

20-year-old Valentino Bagola is accused of killing 9-year-old Destiny Jane Shaw-DuBois and her 6-year-old brother Travis Lee DuBois Jr.

The bodies of the DuBois children were found under a mattress in the home of their father, Travis DuBois in May of 2011.

In FBI interviews, Bagola admitted to sexually assaulting Destiny Shaw and stabbing Travis DeBois Jr. several times.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

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