(Zimmerman Murder Trial)…It is almost 3 years old.

A pre-trial date has finally been set. The trial surrou8njds the 2017 murder of Attorney Ann Marie Zimmerman. The suspect, Ioan Laurint, was present at a recent motion hearing in the Brawley Superior Court. Before the hearing could begin, the prosecution and defense met in chambers. They came out of the meeting with an agreement on a pretrial and setting. Laurint was provided a Spanish translator during the hearing. The defense notified the court of a possible change of venue motion, depending on the defense’s confidence in the jury survey. Laurint waived his right to a speedy trial and his next court date was set for March 5th at the Superior Court in Brawley.