PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor has again played for jurors a 911 call in which a Michigan teen tells the dispatcher that his elderly 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, 17-year-old 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.
Defense attorney Jerome Sabbota says the 75-year-old had no motive to kill her grandson at her home in West Bloomfield Township, a Detroit suburb. He says she was afraid after Hoffman struck her.