DETROIT: A 75 year old grandmother was sentenced to 22 years after shooting her grandson six times, twice in the back. Sandra Layne, who claimed self defense, said she shot her grandson during a physical altercation. The jury didn’t buy it. After they heard a 911 recording that showed 17 year old Joanthan Hoffman being shot down while he pleaded for help, her fate was sealed.
Hoffman was living with his grandmother during his last year of high school while his parents lived in Arizona tending to a daughter being treated for a brain tumor.
The prosecutor said he had never handled a homicide “this cold . . . and this calculating.”
At sentencing, the judge told Layne, “You didn’t have to keep shooting. Those were hollow-pointed bullets designed for a devastating impact.”
Layne’s daughter urged the judge to show no mercy for her mother. “She showed no mercy when she planned, stalked and murdered my son in his bedroom. Sandra Layne is pure evil and if given the opportunity would surely kill again,” Jennifer Hoffman said.
This grandmother sets the record for being the worst grandmother in the entire world. The crime itself aside, how despicable a person must she be if not a single-family member stepped up to say anything redeeming about her. Even though Layne will likely die in prison, gunning down her own grandson in the back while he cried for help still sounds like a light sentence to me.
Tell me what you think about this murderous MeMa.