Hobart murder-arson trial hits new snag

The attorney for Roni Coonen Anderson is retiring

GREEN BAY, Wis - The trial of 47-year-old Roni Coonen Anderson of Oneida hit a new roadblock Tuesday morning.

Jeffrey Jazgar, the attorney representing Anderson, informed the court of his decision to withdraw from the case, citing his plans to retire from criminal practice. 

Anderson is charged in a murder-arson case that allegedly killed 89 year old Harold Ambrosius of Hobart back in 2015.

Jazgar informed the court his decision to leave the case was entirely his own, dispelling any concerns of an attempt to stall the judicial process by the defendant.

Anderson called the move "unfortunate," but said she was hopeful for new representation that would move the case forward.

The withdrawal pushes back Anderson's trial indefinitely while a public defender is appointed to represent Anderson.

A status conference is planned to announce Anderson's new legal representative June 20. The trial was originally planned to begin June 23.



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