West Bloomfield Grandmother Sentenced to 20-40 Years

Sandra Layne was convicted of second degree murder in March.

The 75-year-old West Bloomfield woman convicted of killing her grandson has been sentenced to 20-40 years in prison, according to an article by WDIV-Channel 4.

The sentence is more than Layne was hoping for. Last week, her attorney filed a request for the minimum sentence of one year.

In March, a jury found Layne guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of her 17-year-old grandson Jonathan Hoffman this past May. Hoffman was a student at Farmington Central High School.

>>Read all of Ronelle's Trial Talk blogs from the courtroom on Patch.

Layne also received a two year sentence, the minimum penalty, for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. She has been credited with 11 months served. 

chris. roznowski April 18, 2013 at 08:30 PM
No do not agree. What will the parents get for neglect of their duties to the son??
Julianne Keene April 19, 2013 at 04:10 AM
The parents were in arizona because their daughter had a serious brain tumor and was being treated there. It was my understanding that the boy wanted to stay in Michigan with his friends while his sister was being treated, like any other teen would. You should get to know the whole story before judging people who have gone through more pain then most people do in a lifetime. I glad the grandmother got this sentence. The poor kid was on the phone with 911, pleading for his life, when she shot him the second time... I hope she dies in prison.
Linda Schneider April 19, 2013 at 01:27 PM
I agree with that statement, as a Grandmother I can not understand why she shot him again once he was down and was no longer a threat (if he ever was).
Katherine Ross April 21, 2013 at 05:55 PM
I hope this lady rots in jail. I can't imagine a grandmother shooting her grandchild the number of times she did. The lady must be out of her mind or just pure evil. Even if he was using drugs or she felt threatened by him, why wasn't she on the phone to 911 instead of picking up a gun and shooting him several times with no disregard for human life. God will punish her on her judgement day! And I hope that her fellow roomies now will make her existing life hell!


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