Murder trial of Michigan grandma nearing end
by Ed White, Associated Press
March 18, 2013 11:45 AM | 617 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Defendant Sandra Layne, 75, of West Bloomfield, Mich., gives emotional testimony of the moments before, during and after she shot her 17-year-old grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, in what she claims was self defense, Thursday, March 14, 2013, during her trial in Pontiac, Mich. Layne faces mandatory life in prison without parole if convicted of first-degree murder. She says she shot Hoffman after he kicked her and demanded cash and her car to get away from Michigan. (AP Photo/Detroit News, John T. Greilick)
Defendant Sandra Layne, 75, of West Bloomfield, Mich., gives emotional testimony of the moments before, during and after she shot her 17-year-old grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, in what she claims was self defense, Thursday, March 14, 2013, during her trial in Pontiac, Mich. Layne faces mandatory life in prison without parole if convicted of first-degree murder. She says she shot Hoffman after he kicked her and demanded cash and her car to get away from Michigan. (AP Photo/Detroit News, John T. Greilick)
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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor has again played for jurors a 911 call in which a Michigan teen tells the dispatcher that his grandmother just shot him and then is shot again while on the phone.

Prosecutor Paul Walton said during his closing argument Monday that jurors should convict Sandra Layne of premeditated murder in the killing last May of her grandson, Jonathan Hoffman. Jurors could convict her of a lesser charge, such as manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.

Walton says the murder conviction is warranted because Layne fired 10 shots over a six-minute span, striking Hoffman six times.

The 75-year-old Layne says she shot her grandson in self-defense at her home in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield Township after he struck her.

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Monday.

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