PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A 75-year-old woman who fatally shot her teenage grandson is returning to the witness stand for more testimony in her first-degree murder trial.
Sandra Layne often cried Wednesday as she described the shooting last spring at her West Bloomfield Township home. She told jurors that she feared 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman and his friends and had purchased a gun a month before the fatal incident.
Prosecutors wondered why Layne simply didn't kick Hoffman out of her home if she was so afraid of him. Cross-examination resumes Thursday.
Layne faces mandatory life in prison without parole if convicted of first-degree murder. She says she shot Hoffman after he kicked her and demanded cash and her car to get away from Michigan.