Thursday, April 18, 2013
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.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The grandmother convicted of second degree murder is asking for the minimum sentence.
The 75-year-old West Bloomfield woman convicted of killing her grandson is asking for the minimum sentence of a year in prison, according to an article in the Oakland Press. Jonathan Hoffman was a student at Farmington Central High School. According to the article, Sandra Layne's attorney filed a request for the minimum sentence this week ahead of her sentencing on April 18. Her attorney told the judge that Layne is already in her own prison and the public does not need to be protected from her, according to the Oakland Press. In March, a jury found Layne guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of her 17-year-old grandson this past May. Layne was also found guilty of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, for …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Jurors determine West Bloomfield grandmother gunned down her 17-year-old grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, who was a student at Farmington Central High School.
Jurors have found West Bloomfield grandmother Sandra Layne guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of her grandson. Deliberation spanned eight hours over two days, according to the Detroit News, and Layne was found guilty of killing Farmington Central High School student Jonathan Hoffman, 17, and guilty of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony Tuesday in Oakland County Circuit Court. Read all of Ronelle's Trial Talk blogs from the courtroom on Patch. Prosecutors said Layne was intent on killing her grandson, shooting him six times, according to the Detroit Free Press, while Layne told the jury she was afraid of Hoffman and killed him in self-defense. The jury determined Layne, 75, shot and killed Hoffman last May …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Sandra Layne, 74, of West Bloomfield, was in court Thursday.
PONTIAC — The grandmother charged with shooting her grandson to death last May in the West Bloomfield condominium they shared on Brookview Lane is expected to go to trial early next year, after a judge's ruling Thursday. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris set a tentative trial date of March 4 for Sandra Maxine Layne, 74, who remains in jail on an open charge of murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. If convicted, she faces life in prison. Meanwhile, defense attorney Jerome Sabbota said that forensic lab reports including ballistics analysis, blood spatter, and DNA testing will be completed from the condo in Maple Place Villas, where medical examiners have testified that Jonathan Hoffman, 17…
Monday, July 2, 2012
The 911 call in which Farmington Central student Jonathan Hoffman, 17, pleads for his life is played in court Monday.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Jonathan Hoffman called 911 and pleaded for help after being shot, in a recording played during his grandmother's preliminary examination at 48th District Court Monday. "My grandma shot me," the late Farmington Central High said. "I'm going to die. Help me." Prosecutors say Hoffman, 17, died May 18 as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body at the hands of Sandra Layne, 74, in the West Bloomfield condominium which she owns on Brookview Lane. Layne was bound over for trial to Oakland County Circuit Court by Judge Kimberly Small on an open charge of murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. During the six-minute 911 call, Hoffman explained that he was shot in his chest and sitting …
Sandra Layne, who admittedly told police that she killed her grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, will be in court Monday morning.
Sandra Layne, 74, a former schoolteacher, has an exam scheduled at 48th District Court in front of Judge Kimberly Small Monday at 11 a.m. West Bloomfield Police detectives said that Layne admitted killing her 17-year-old grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, on May 18. Hoffman, a senior at Farmington Central High School, was shot multiple times in the condominium he shared with Layne and her husband in the Maple Place Villas complex, on the 6000 block of Brookview Lane. Layne faces a charge of open murder and felony firearms possession. On May 24, Small had granted the prosecution a delay in the preliminary exam to allow for a test of competency. If bound over by a district court judge, a circuit court judge will determine whether she should face …