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Homicide charge filed in La Crosse stabbing death

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide charge is filed against a La Crosse man involved in a fatal stabbing incident on January 2.

La Crosse Police issued a statement late Tuesday afternoon saying after an extensive investigation, Anquin St. Junious was charged in the stabbing death of Virgil R. Stewart.

The incident began early on January 2 when the two men got into a fight inside a taxi stopped in the 600 block of 7th St. South.

Police said St. Junious and another person, Annette L. Thompson, were trying to leave a home on the block. Stewart came up to the taxi and began to argue. It continued into the taxi. While inside the taxi, police said the two men fought which led to Stewart being stabbed by St. Junious.

Stewart got out and went to another vehicle. He then was driven to Gundersen Health System, where he later died of his injuries.

St. Junious is currently held without bond in the La Crosse County Jail. He was originally jailed on after the stabbing on unrelated charges. Online jail records as of Tuesday afternoon reflect the homicide charge against him.

He also held on the additional charges of Battery, Strangulation, Disorderly Conduct, and Threats to Injury. All are related to the stabbing incident.

A date for St. Junious to appear in La Crosse County Circuit Court on the new charge was not immediately available.

Kevin Millard

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