Trial set for grandma in teen shooting death

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A trial is scheduled to start next week for a 74-year-old woman charged in the shooting death of her 17-year-old grandson.

Sandra Layne faces first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of Jonathan Hoffman. She made a brief appearance on Thursday along with her lawyer for a final pretrial hearing in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, where she's scheduled to go on trial starting Monday.

Defense attorney Jerome Sabbota has said the killing was in self-defense.

Jonathan was living with Layne and her husband in May in West Bloomfield Township while his mother and father were divorcing and living outside Michigan.
 

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