Jury deliberates case against Michigan grandmother

Posted at 4:59 PM, Mar 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-18 16:59:00-04

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of a 75-year-old suburban Detroit woman who shot and killed her grandson in her home last May.

The jury got the case Monday after prosecutors and defense attorneys delivered their closing arguments in the case against Sandra Layne.

Jurors could convict Layne on charges ranging from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. They could also acquit her based on her claim that she killed her 17-year-old grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, last May in self-defense after he struck her during an argument.

Prosecutor Paul Walton told the jury that Layne deserves a first-degree murder conviction because she shot at Hoffman ten times during a six-minute span, hitting him six times.