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La Crosse homicide case still in limbo, 4 years after stabbing in taxi



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. 

Murder suspect Anquin St. Junious appears in La Crosse County court in 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.

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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