DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A jury has found Sandra Layne guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of her teenage grandson.
Layne claimed she was acting in self-defense on May 18, 2012 when she shot 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman in the condo they shared in West Bloomfield Township.
Calling her mother a “monster,” Jennifer Hoffman said the 75-year-old deserves to be in prison for fatally shooting her son.
“It’s really hard to comprehend that your own mother could do something like this to your own child,” she said. “I just know that my son is in heaven, and that’s a place that she’ll never see.”
Jennifer Hoffman and her ex-husband, Michael Hoffman, said the verdict is “vindication” for their son, whose actions and lifestyle were called into question through Layne’s testimony.
AUDIO: PARENTS OF HOFFMAN REACT