Suspect Laurint’s pre-trial set for Zimmerman murder

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Attorney Ann Marie Zimmerman was found murdered in a local El Centro hotel earlier this year.

EL CENTRO – Ioan Laurint, a 49-year old Imperial resident arrested on suspicion of the alleged murder of local lawyer Ann Marie Zimmerman earlier this year, was present at the El Centro Superior Court August 25 where he agreed to formally relieve his public defender.

The court appointed a new attorney to assume the case due to Laurint’s request for a Spanish-speaking counsel. The El Centro Superior Court set a pre-trial for October 26.