In further proof that monsters walk among us, one of the pallbearers from the funeral of two young siblings who were stabbed more than 100 times has been sentenced to life in prison. It turns out Valentino "Tino" Bagola wasn't the kindly babysitting, casket-carrying cousin his family thought he was. He was a cold-blooded killer who stabbed his 6- and 9-year-old cousins some 100 times.
The 2011 murders of Destiny Shaw, 9, and her brother Travis DuBois Jr., 6, were a mystery for more than a year until cops were able to pin them on Bagola, the older cousin who often babysat for them. Why did it take so long?
Well, maybe because Bagola played himself off like a model family member, even offering to carry the casket when his young cousins were laid to rest?
So much for remorse for his actions ... which also apparently included raping 9-year-old Shaw before her murder.
Frankly, I will never understand anyone who hurts kids. It's just unthinkable. But at the very least, you'd think someone who'd just murdered a family member would be ASHAMED? Would be uncomfortable to be around family after that? Would hide away and think about their actions?
Showing up at the children's funerals is bad enough, but taking part? That's some crazy level of twisted.
I suppose that's what it takes to be sick enough to stab two kids to death? To be the sort of person who does it and then has absolutely zero remorse? Fortunately, most of us will never know what goes on inside the mind of a psychopath.
Bagola was facing back-to-back life sentences, one for each of the children he murdered, but in the end the judge went "easy" on him. He is headed to prison for life ... just one sentence. But as the judge said, he will never get out. At least that's something.
What do you think was going through his mind at that funeral?
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