Do you remember the trial involving the 75-year-old woman who killed her teenage grandson in her Detroit-area home?
The latest news about this story is that Sandra Layne was convicted on Tuesday of second-degree murder.
Jurors apparently did not believe Layne shot Jonathan Hoffman six times in self-defense.
After the first day of deliberating, jurors found Layne guilty of second-degree murder and of “using a firearm during a felony.”
Layne wept softly after hearing the verdict. Her lawyer, Jerome Sabbota, explained that she was “devastated” by the outcome of this trial.
Hoffman’s mother, Jennifer Hoffman, called her mother a “monster” and said she needed to be in prison."I'm glad she's put away and can't do harm to anyone else…He was a great kid and didn't deserve this," said the Huffington Post.
Michael Hoffman, the boy’s father, responded to the verdict by saying it was a "final vindication” for his son.
Layne’s 87-year-old husband, Fred, waved to his wife as she left the court in handcuffs.
Was Layne really trying to protect herself from her teenage grandson?
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