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La Crosse stabbing suspect can argue that his wife committed murder

Brad Williams

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A La Crosse County murder suspect will be allowed to claim at a trial that his wife actually committed the crime. 

A circuit judge has accepted a motion from the attorney for Anquin St. Junious, accused of the January 2019 stabbing death of Virgil Stewart. 

The defendant’s wife, Annette Thompson, has said in previous court hearings that she stabbed Stewart in self-defense after he reportedly swung a liquor bottle at her face. 

Police say the murder took place inside a taxi parked on South 7th Street, and St. Junious and Thompson are considered the only possible suspects in the stabbing. 

A trial date last fall was cancelled when St. Junious fired his first attorney, and no new date has been scheduled.  

St. Junious is now being held at the state prison in Portage, serving a sentence from a previous stabbing.

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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