Thursday, October 16, 2014

Grandma who murdered grandson will stay in jail

DETROIT, MICHIGAN -- A gun toting granny who killed her 17-year-old grandson by blasting him with six shots, including two in the back, has had her murder conviction affirmed by a Michigan appeals court.
Sandra Layne said he rights were violated when a judge refused to allow threatening comments made by Jonathan Hoffmann which would have helped her self-defense claims.
The 76-year-old was convicted of second-degree murder in 2013 and sentenced to 22-years in prison after Hoffman was shot six times at her home in Michigan's West Bloomfield Township.
Hoffman was living with grandparents during his last year of high school and Layne claimed at trial that she had been scared by his behavior and drug use.
However, prosecutors played a recording of a 911 call that showed him being shot again while pleading for help.

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