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St. Junious murder trial pushed back into next year

Brad Williams

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FILE - Anquin St. Junious in La Crosse County court.

A murder trial in La Crosse which at one time had been scheduled for next week apparently isn’t going to happen until some time in 2020. 

St. Junious

The next court hearing for Anquin St. Junious could take place in December or January. 

St. Junious fired his first defense attorney this summer, and that led to the cancellation of his mid-October trial.

His new court-appointed attorney, Michael Covey, has requested a motion hearing around Christmas. 

Police say St. Junious stabbed Virgil Stewart to death during a January argument in a taxi, but the suspect’s wife claims she’s the one who committed the stabbing. 

St. Junious is now in a state prison, serving a sentence from a previous stabbing in La Crosse several years ago. 

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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