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Stabbing suspect held in jail on $100,000 bond



Anquin St. Junious appears in court by video from the La Crosse jail on a reckless homicide charge

One week after a fatal stabbing in a La Crosse neighborhood, the suspect in the case made his first court appearance Wednesday.

St. Junious

Anquin St. Junious is accused of stabbing Virgil Stewart to death. The homicide happened around 2 a.m. Jan. 2 on the 600 block of 7th street south.

Judge Gloria Doyle set bond at $100,000 cash, and ordered St. Junious back to court on Jan. 24. St. Junious appeared through a video link from the county jail Wednesday. 

The 39-year-old is being charged as a repeat offender, because he was arrested in 2011 for stabbing a bartender at John’s Bar in La Crosse.  He was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime.

As for the murder Jan. 2, according to a criminal complaint, St. Junious and his wife believed that several people at a house on 7th Street were going to come after them. Stewart was, apparently, part of that group. 

The stabbing reportedly occurred inside a cab that St. Junious and his wife were going to take, to leave the scene. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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