Sandra Layne, Michigan grandmother, gets 22 years in teen's killing
3:59 PM, Apr 18, 2013
4:14 PM, Apr 18, 2013
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- A 75-year-old woman has been sentenced to at least 22 years in prison for killing her teen grandson at their home in suburban Detroit.
Sandra Layne got a minimum sentence of 20 years for second-degree murder Thursday, along with a mandatory two-year prison sentence for using a gun to kill 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman.
Hoffman was shot six times, including twice in the back, last year in West Bloomfield Township. Layne says she shot him out of desperation during a physical altercation, but a jury rejected her self-defense claim.
Prosecutors say there's no evidence of Layne being injured by Hoffman. A recording of a 911 call shows Hoffman being shot again while pleading for help.
Layne told the court she was "sorry." She'll get credit for 11 months served in jail.