Four years after a fatal stabbing in a La Crosse taxi, the homicide case still has not gone to trial.
On January 2nd of 2019, 42-year-old Virgil Stewart died after being stabbed, reportedly during an argument inside a cab on 7th Street. The suspect in Stewart’s murder, Anquin St. Junious, entered a not guilty plea in March of 2019.
The case was originally scheduled for trial in October of that year, but the pandemic caused some delays St. Junious has had four defense attorneys since his arrest. His latest attorney withdrew from the case three months ago, and the public defender’s office has been searching for a new attorney for St. Junious, who is now housed at the state prison in Portage following convictions for other crimes.