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Fatal La Crosse stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

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Testimony from La Crosse Police Lt. Matt Malott during the preliminary hearing for Haron Joyner, accused of 1st Deg. Intentional Homicide in the fatal stabbing of his wife on March 6. Testimony from La Crosse Police Lt. Matt Malott during the preliminary hearing for Haron Joyner, accused of 1st Deg. Intentional Homicide in the fatal stabbing of his wife on March 6.
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The La Crosse man charged with fatally stabbing his wife to death earlier this month is headed to trial.

Judge Gloria Doyle ruled there was enough evidence at Monday's preliminary hearing that Haron Joyner should be tried on a 1st Degree Intentional Homicide charge.

Prosecutors presented testimony from La Crosse Police Lt. Matt Malott who spoke to Joyner following his arrest. Lt. Malott said that Joyner told him he remembered everything up to the argument and everything afterward. Joyner told Malott he couldn't recall any of the argument or the stabbing of Jessica Joyner in the couple's apartment on 5th Avenue South.

"She died of multiple stab wounds," Mallot said. "One was in her neck, it went all the way through and I think it hit her artery, it went in and the tip of the knife hit the spine. She was also stabbed in the ear area as well."

Malott said Joyner admitted during an interview he owned two knives, both of which he said were in the home.

However, Joyner did not recall the stabbing incident.

"He remembered everything up until the argument and then everything after the argument," Mallot said. "He was answering my questions but it appeared as if he didn't care and that it wasn't a big deal," he said.

Joyner's attorney requested a substitution of judge, meaning Judge Gloria Doyle will no longer preside over the case.

He remains in La Crosse County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.


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Joyner was arrested on the far south side of La Crosse a few hours after the stabbing. 

During Monday's hearing, Joyner's attorney asked for a change of judge in the case.

No date for any future court appearances were set at the end of the hearing.

Joyner remains in the La Crosse County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.

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